I have begun to envision including more varied kinds of information to help students who learn through other learning styles. This includes art, music, film clips, and discussion groups. The art, music, and film clips are fairly straightforward.
In our readings we are covering various themes in the works: life, death, loveâ€¦
So â€œEverymanâ€ by Casting Crowns, Bob Dylanâ€™s â€œItâ€™s Alright, Ma,â€ and Jackson Browneâ€™s â€œFor Everymanâ€ are good songs to talk about the fact that all of us have to face death and it is usually unexpected. Other possibilities are for video clips on this topic; I can look at Forrest Gump and Bucket List.
Art is a little more problematic, but there are plenty of famous paintings dealing with death. A good one for this might be Albrecht Durerâ€™s â€œThe Knight, Death, and the Devil”. Discussions could be over people folks know who have died (yuck) or how they think they would react if they thought they were going to die. A song for this time might be â€œLive Like You Were Dyingâ€ by Tim McGraw.