Parents' Guide to

We the People

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Modern Schoolhouse Rock makes great bops from U.S. civics.

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We the People is a superlative effort from a diverse group of talented creators. It's a bit reductive to say that the series is an updated Schoolhouse Rock (though the creators do cite that series, as well as Hamilton, as inspiration). We the People expands on the strengths of Schoolhouse Rock and explains how each civics concept actually affects kids' everyday lives. Each song showcases different musical genres and styles, and the songs are legitimately great bops that kids and teens will want to listen to again and again. The lyrics cover pretty complex topics in surprisingly nuanced ways. They also very much meet the moment (released in summer 2021), and encourage kids to be engaged with the issues and take action. Each music video was spearheaded by a different director, and the varying visual styles will even appeal to kids who are too young to understand a lot of the content. We the People will be a breath of fresh air for teens who are learning about civics in school (and teachers looking to add some pizzazz to their lesson plans). Younger kids will also like the fun songs and animation, and probably learn a little too.

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