Sunday, March 3, 2019

Songs that Educate Us

Music Monday: Songs have a way of educating us. Being a teacher, I have used songs and lyrics to help educate my students. It provides an entry into learning that a teacher may not have. Here are some educational songs:







This next one I have to put in because we were studying the brutal system of  Apartheid in South Africa as a lesson I was teaching. My students learn a ton from it. Sorry if it is too poltical for some:





Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

14 comments:

  1. Great choices! School House Rock was fun. I forgot about Billy Joel. That's a great one!

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  2. Patrick,

    It's great having you on board as this month's co-host. Your first theme was a bit challenging for me but hopefully I didn't disappoint ya. Your song selections are excellent. Schoolhouse Rock brings back some fond memories from my childhood. ;) Have a boogietastic week, my friend!

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  3. As a Gordon Lightfoot fan from back in the day, I appreciate your pick of the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Music can educate us in so many ways. Thank you for choosing education as a profession and having a positive impact of the future leaders of this country.

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  4. Good set! I used a couple of "Schoolhouse Rock"s myself.

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  5. Great choices! We have the Sun City album but unfortunately we have it on cassette. YouTube is a savior. I'm sorry I didn't notice the change in themes or conductors. This morning when I saw your theme, I thought of songs that taught about the environment, etc.

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  6. Great choice for your students. Artists United was intense.

    I used Bob Dylan and Joan Baez frequently in my elementary classroom when we were studying earth science.

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  7. Fun choices. I had completely forgot about School House Rock!

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  8. I don't know school house rock. Will listen now. Great selection and interesting idea. I hadn't thought about it.

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  9. I could wish history was taught like this when I went to school. I loved history but for too many, it was boring. I wonder what your students think of some of the obsolete technology shown in various music videos (like that flashbulb camera?) Between We Didn't Start the Fire and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. I'm enjoying the various Schoolhouse Rocks on your blog and some others.

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  10. I loved Billy Joel's tune but had no idea it was his song! Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

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  11. Fun theme you chose, Patrick! And of course your song choices are stellar, as usual. ;) Thanks for being a co-host for this month, and inimitable Spotlight Dancer! ;) Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

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  12. Great selection Patrick :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays last week :)

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