MAKE BEATS. LEARN CODE. PROMOTE EQUITY.

Your Voice is Power Curriculum

Your Voice is Power offers a curriculum learning experience that includes modules that supports teaching in how music, computer science, and entrepreneurship can be tools to fight for racial equity. Each module includes a lesson plan, slides, student notes, and an exit ticket, all of which are accessible through our Google Drive.

KICK-OFF LESSON

Introduce Your Voice is Power to your students with this kick-off lesson!

INTRO TO EARSKETCH

Optional

Students will learn how to navigate the EarSketch platform and run a basic script.

MESSAGE IN THE MUSIC

Module 1

Students will explore how to decode the message in the music and embed messages in their code with comments.

LAYERS OF INJUSTICE

Module 2

Students will examine the "layers" of both racism and music and will code instrumental layers in their song using variables and functions.

SET YOUR OWN TEMPO

Module 3

Students will hear the stories of amazing entrepreneurs who "set their own tempo" before learning to code their own unique 16-measure song.

SONG STRUCTURE: EVERY PART HAS A PURPOSE

Module 4

Students will discover the various roles people can play in the fight for racial justice and dissect Pharrell's song structure and begin to plan/code the different parts of their song.

CALL TO ACTION

Module 5

Students will code a song in EarSketch, remixing stems from Pharrell's song, Entrepreneur, that uses their "voice" or includes a message to promote equity.