School program: Beyond the Beat Self-Guided Experience: the Be an Upstander Tour (Grades 5 to 12)

Program length: 60 minutes

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School program details

Explore the temporary Beyond the Beat exhibit and uncover the role that music has played in various human rights movements. Students will learn about how musicians use their talents to create change in the world and will be encouraged to think about how they can do the same.

Program messages:

  • An upstander knows their own strengths, gifts and abilities, recognizes injustice in the world around them and uses their strengths, gifts and abilities to make positive change.
  • Music and musicians have played and continue to play an important role in various human rights movements.
  • Music plays an important role in representing, honouring and preserving cultural practices.
  • Students can use their own musical talents to become upstanders themselves.