Preparation of the calendar

  • This is a page reserved for teachers. Our students will discover the songs, one song each day in December in the calendar.


    Here are the 8 songs chosen by Mathilde, the French teacher for our Music calendar in December :

    -against consumerism : KA-CHING by Shania Twain

    -against individualism : for a world at peace, free from religious, class or political boundaries : IMAGINE by John Lennon :

    - against racism : I CAN'T BREATHE by H.E.R

    - against sexism (and stereotypes) : JUST A GIRL by No Doubt

    - against discimination, this song is an anthem for outcasts: THIS IS ME by Keala Settle ( The Greatest Showman)

    - Q.U.E.E.N by Janelle Monáe ( Q.U.E.E.N. is an acronym for  for Queer, Untouchables, Emigrants, Excommunicated, and Negroid. Throughout the song, Monáe uses a question-answer format to explain the stereotypes, misconceptions, and oppression of those in the LGBT community, untouchables (those in poverty), emigrants (those who were forced to leave their home countries due to dangerous/unlivable circumstances), the excommunicated (those who have served/continue to serve time in prison), and the negroid (black people of all origins).

    - against individualism : WE ARE THE WORLD by Lionel Richie and others

    - A CHANGE IS GONNA COME by Sam Cook ( this song became an anthem in the fight for civil rights) 



    Here are 8 songs chosen by Biljana, the Serbian teacher for the inspirational Music calendar in December:

    1 Get up, stand up by Bob Marley 

    It is against all -isms (We sick an’ tired of-a your ism-skism game). The message: You should be very active to protect and promote your rights.

    2 Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson

    It is about making a change and realizing that it has to start with you.

    3 Lost in the supermarket by The Clash

    It's about the depersonalisation of consumerism and suburban life.

    Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves by Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin

    It  is a feminist pop song about women's freedom and power, as well as the strength of women and their lack of need for a man.

    5 Boys don't cry by The Cure 

    It's about sexism - about maintaining the manly image and hiding your tears behind your eyes.

    6 Englishman in New York by Sting

    Be yourself no matter what they say!

     7 Free your mind by En Vogue

    The anti-prejudice song that challenges racism, sexism and other social phobias head on all at once!

    8 Sober by Pink

    Alcholism, drug abuse and sobriety - Pink describes the benefits of sobriety. Despite a history of using club drugs like ecstasy and methamphetamine, and suffering an overdose in her younger years, Pink remains clean and wildly successful today.


    Here are 8 songs chosen by Isabel, the Spanish teacher for the inspirational Music calendar in December:

    1. (Pride) In the name of Love by U2

    This song become an anthem for peace, freedom and human rights. It was inspired by the civil rights movement and celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 


    2. Price Tag by Jessie J

    Against consumerism/ anti-materialistic song


    3. Respect by Aretha Franklin

    One of the most famous female empowerment anthems of all time. “Respect” also became a powerful anthem for African Americans and marginalized people all over the world. 

    What do women really want? Aretha's been spelling it out for years. 


    4. Black or White by Michael Jackson

    Black And White is a song about racism and that it doesn't matter where you're from or what colour you are, because we are all people!


    5. Union by Black Eyed Peas

    A song against individualism. American Hip Hop group Black Eyed Peas calls us on to work for peace and unity on a global scale. They urge us to “start a union, calling every human. It’s one for all and all for one”. Highlighting the various ills the world faces due to disunity, Black Eyed Peas pleads to all of us, “We don’t want war, can’t take no more. It’s drastic time for sure”.


    6. Freedom by Beyoncé 

    Freedom is a protest anthem to the fight for racial equality.


    7. Heal the world by Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson’s cry is to ‘heal the world.’ There are so many issues in the world. There is war, famine, poverty, hunger, disease, pollution, inequalities. Being ’empathetic’ is the solution to all this. We, as human beings, should be able to feel the pain of another human being. If we could do that, the world would be a much better place.


    8. What a wonderful world by Louis Armstrong. New Version Playing For Change | Song Around The World

    A song that inspires peace. A call for hope and love and dream of an ideal and peaceful world.