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“CHOICES”... Lyrics


Intro:
TAKE A STAND MAKE A BETTER PLAN IT’S CHOICES

EVERYBODY WANTS THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE ‘N’
VOICES RING OUT ‘N’ SHOUT YOU GOTTA MAKE CHOICES CHOICES

GOIN’ TO SCHOOL NOW YOU CAN PLAY IT COOL
OR COP OUT DROP OUT LIKE A FOOL IT’S CHOICES GOTTA MAKE CHOICES
TAKE A STAND MAKE A BETTER PLAN IT’S CHOICES

SMOKE A CIGARETTE GET HOOKED AND THEN YOU GET A GUARANTEED LIFETIME OF REGRET IT’S CHOICES GOTTA MAKE CHOICES

DRINKIN’ AND DRIVIN’ HEY IT’S A CRIME ‘N’ SHOOTIN’ DOPE AIN’T A JOKE WHEN YOU’RE DOIN’ TIME IT’S CHOICES GOTTA MAKE CHOICES
TAKE A STAND MAKE A BETTER PLAN IT’S CHOICES

TURN ON THE NEWS A BOY HE IS ACCUSED OF MURDER ONE HAD A GUN NOW HE’S GONNA LOSE HIS CHOICES GOTTA MAKE CHOICES

REACHIN’ FOR A STAR BELIEVE IN WHO YOU ARE SHINE YOUR LIGHT DO IT RIGHT
NOW YOU’RE GOIN’ FAR IT’S CHOICES GOTTA MAKE CHOICES
TAKE A STAND MAKE A BETTER PLAN IT’S CHOICES TAKE A STAND MAKE A BETTER PLAN IT’S CHOICES


1. This song says, “Everybody wants the freedom of choice”.
Describe some of the freedoms Americans enjoy and share
your feelings about why these freedoms are so valuable.
(Interpretation/Affective)
Where we go in life is shaped by a series of decisions or choices that each one of us must make. Discuss the second verse of this song that talks about the choice to stay in, or drop out of school. Project the possible effects each choice could have on a person’s future. (Interpretation/Application/Affective)

This song uses the subject of “smoking” as an example of a negative choice. Discuss some of the reasons why getting “hooked” on the tobacco habit can create a “guaranteed lifetime of regret”. (Interpretation/Application/Affective)

Alcohol, drugs and crime are referred to in the fourth and fifth verses of this song. Alcoholism, drug addiction and initiating a crime begin with a choice that may lead to illness, death or imprisonment. Discuss the importance of thinking about
the OUTCOME before making critical life choices.
(Interpretation/Affective)
5. Discuss your interpretation of the last verse of this song.
(Interpretation/Affective)

The CANDO Curriculum Connection TM sample for questioning strategies, Grade Level 6 Song: “Cool Choice”

“COOL CHOICE!”... Lyrics

YOU KNOW SCHOOL IS THE COOLEST THING AROUND

DOING YOUR MATH INSTEAD OF CUTTING CLASS? COOL CHOICE!
SHOWING UP ON TIME INSTEAD OF FALLING BEHIND? COOL CHOICE!
YOU KNOW SCHOOL IS THE COOLEST THING AROUND
IT’LL BRING YOU UP NOT TAKE YOU DOWN
NOW EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LIVE A LIFE IT’S TRUE
BUT DON’T YOU THINK IT’S TIME
YOU LIVE IT WITH A COOL COOL CHOICE?
COOL CHOICE RULES IT’S UP TO YOU
I SAID COOL CHOICE RULES IT’S UP TO YOU
NOW LISTEN UP – I’M TALKING TO YOU!

YOU WANT TO STOP THE HATE? COMMUNICATE!
STAY ALIVE? DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
WHAT ABOUT SMOKES? AND WHAT ABOUT DRUGS?
IS DYING FROM THE STUFF HOW YOU WANT TO END UP? YOU SAY “NO WAY!”
I SAY YOU MADE A COOL COOL CHOICE!
COOL CHOICE RULES IT’S UP TO YOU
I SAID COOL CHOICE RULES IT’S UP TO YOU

BE A FRIEND AND LEND A HELPING HAND? COOL CHOICE!
DOING YOUR BEST (AND YOU KNOW YOU CAN) COOL CHOICE!
HEY YOUR ATTITUDE SAYS “WIN” OR “LOSE”
AND IT’S UP TO YOU WHICH ONE YOU CHOOSE
NOW EVERYBODY’S GOT TO LIVE A LIFE IT’S TRUE
BUT DON’T YOU THINK IT’S TIME YOU LIVE IT WITH A COOL COOL CHOICE?
COOL CHOICE RULES IT’S UP TO YOU
I SAID COOL CHOICE RULES IT’S UP TO YOU

COOL CHOICE LIVE IT WITH A COOL COOL CHOICE
LIVE IT WITH A COOL COOL CHOICE
LIVE IT WITH A COOL COOL CHOICE!

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Describe a “cool choice” you have made either at home or in school, and what benefits you have experienced as a result.
(Application)
2. Share some “cool choices” you and your classmates can make that would help to prevent (a) an accident (b) an unhealthy habit
(c) a violent incident. (Synthesis)

3. Share some ways in which you can assist a friend or friends at school to help “bring them up” when they are “down”.
(Evaluation)

4. If a bully tries to start a fight with you, describe what may happen if your choice is to fight. Describe what action you would take if your choice is not to fight. (Evaluation)

5. Describe how maintaining a “Can Do!” attitude can serve as a “cool choice” throughout your life. (Analysis/Synthesis/Evaluation)

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