CANADA'S KIDS - rights and freedom
CANADA'S KIDS is an inspiring song written by a grade 5 class at White Rock Elementary School in White Rock, BC. The students were tasked with the challenge of writing a song about their learning on the Canadian Charter of Rights. Having previously written essays on the right they felt compelled to focus on, students threw in their thoughts on the many rights they have and are thankful for. Presented with a couple different options of first-liners, they heartily chose the opening "We are Canada's kids, and we are FREE." It was an important thing for them to understand that rights equal freedom in our country, and it really ignited their excitement about the songwriting process!
Themes: rights, charter of rights, freedom, Canada, democracy, patriotism