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DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?

Subject: Geography and History

Age: 6 Grade of Primary School

Time: 1 lesson

Number of students: 25

Name of the activity: Do you hear the people sing?

 

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?

Maestro/a: Repartir a cada alumno un folio con la letra de la canción incompleta.

  1. Look at the lyrics.

Do you hear the ______ (people) sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the _____ (music) of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your _____ (heart)
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to _____ (start)
When tomorrow comes.

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be ______ (strong) and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a ______ (world) you long to see?

Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of _____ (angry) men
It is the music of the people
Who will not be ______ (slaves) again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the _____ (drums)
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may _____ (advance)
Some will fall and some will live
Will you _____ (stand up) and _____ (take) your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will _____ (water) the meadows of France!

Do you hear the people sing!
______ (Singing) the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When _______ (tomorrow) comes!

Maestro/a: Poner la canción.

  1. Listen to the song.

 

Maestro/a: volver a poner la canción, las veces que se consideren necesarias, para que los alumnos rellenen cada hueco, ayudándose  por parejas.

  1. Now, listen to the song again filling the gaps.

 

Maestro/a: Poner el siguiente audiovisual relacionado con la canción: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47E2tfK5QAg

  1. Sing the song all together by watching the video.

 

READ SOME EXTRA INFORMATION!

The lyrics to this song and the lyrics to the entire musical Les Miserables, were written by Herbert Kretzmer.

 

The musical is based upon the novel by Victor Hugo. Victor Hugo wrote several novels and was a prolific writer. His angle on life by prose, essay, and poetry is the epitome of Romantic Realism. Were one to want to understand the genre of Romantic Realism by way of a novel, then Victor Hugo is the One.

 

This story is not from the “French Revolution,” but from one of the subsequent attempted revolutions post Napoleon. The brilliance of this song, of this novel, of Victor Hugo as an artist, is that he effortlessly cuts to the Aristotelian identification of what is art: that its purpose is not to show the outward appearance of the subject but to show its inner essence.

 

This is not just the song of any lesser revolution in early 19th century France. This is the song of all oppressed people, anytime, anywhere, anyhow, longing to live for their own sake and not for another’s.

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