Singing Peace is a cross-curricular webquest for English as a second language. It provides students with a real-life situation for language development integrating language and content: "language is used as a medium for learning content, and content as a resource for learning languages" (From CALL to TELL to TILL, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CLIL)

Singing peace also tries to educate students for peace with the help of such an engaging resource as music is for young learners.



  • 2nd Cycle ESO students.



  • English as a Second Language.
  • Citizenship Education.
  • Music.
  • ICT



English as a Second Language

  • The objectives included in the curriculum for ESO students of English.
  • To give the students the opportunity to use the English structures they have acquired in the English class, in a natural environment.


  • To integrate the new Information and Communication Technologies into the English class.
  • To learn to search for specific information on the net.
  • To select and process information from the net.
  • To use properly Internet resources such as dictionaries or translators on line.

Citizenship Education, Music and Others

  • To educate students for peace.
  • To learn about actions towards peace and against violence.
  • To learn about some legendary singers and songs.
  • To develop students' thinking skills.
  • To encourage them to cooperate and participate within a group of people.




  • Written communication: Students will present a report about each song on a written support: paper or CD.
  • Oral communication: Students will present orally their conclusions to the rest of the class.
  • Students will learn about Music and Peace and people or organisations related to these topics.


  • The four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are integrated in the project.


  • Positive attitude towards learning English.
  • Positive attitude towards working in groups.
  • Curiosity and interest towards the topics.
  • Accuracy and creativity in the elaboration of the project.



  • Students will be evaluated according to the rubric included in the section evaluation of the webquest. They will know from the beginning what they are being asked and how their work will be measured.



  • At least 15 hours will be necessary to finish the project properly.
  • Presentation of the wq: 1 hour.
  • Forming groups and selecting roles: 1 hour.
  • Songs 1 to 4: 1 hour per song.
  • Song 5: 2 hours.
  • The rest of the time will be devoted to: group discussion about the selection of songs, compilation of the tasks of each member of the group and development of the final task.



  • Computers connected to Internet.
  • Teachers will create a folder for each group in the computer where students will save their works.
  • A Digital Whiteboard or a Multimedia Projector would be useful to present the webquest, to solve doubts and to help students during the project.