I use this song to brainstorm some social issues. After listening I ask my ss to discuss and try to understand and get all social issues they can relate to in the lyric. I also use a visual syllabus on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faX6AZyfDrM After a whole class about this subject, as homework, I ask them to search on the Internet about a charity related to those social issues and create a fundraising campaign (plan) for the NGO they chose. They have to give a presentation the following week and try to convince people to take a stand and join the cause.