Protest speeches, songs and poetry.


There are 38 slides in this lesson on Protest speeches, songs and poetry.

  • Students observe a speech and listen to some songs and read poems that protest against an issue.
  • Students answer a number of questions on these and make decisions about their effectiveness of creating change.

Lesson outline is below: 

  • Watch Malala Yousafzai’s UN speech, and answer the comprehension questions.
  • In pairs, discuss adjectives to describe Malala Yousafzai
  • Listen and take note of the key information presented about the song/s the teacher has selected for the class to explore.
  • Listen to the song/s.
  • Individually or in pairs, complete the comprehension questions about the song/s.
  •  As the teacher reads, follow the printed version of poem ‘Caged Bird’ by Maya Angelou. Consider the poems message
  • Complete Worksheet lessons 14–15 ‘Caged Bird’ storyboard.  
  • Complete the Worksheet lessons 14–15 Speech and poem comparison to compare and contrast the poem ‘Caged Bird’ with Yousafzai’s UN Speech.

 The worksheets will be uploaded on the USB.