I just HAVE to share this podcast with you!!! I had featured it on my final 8 #PodPeeks in July but I hadn't had the time to really dig deep into this one. That was until my daughter started conditioning for soccer and I had an hour to walk & listen & learn. Wow!!!! This is a GOOD one!
There are 2 episodes that I'm excited to share today - but don't limit yourself to these. Subscribe and listen to them all!
Episode 17: Got Rhythm (show notes)
I love history. I love the story it tells - I know it's not always a happy story, but it's a never-ending story. I also love music. There is so much music out there and it, too, tells a story. And to bring the two together??? WOW! Listening to this episode, I kept thinking about how cool it would be to be a student in any of these 4 teachers classes! The focus isn't just on having music to play with your units, but having conversations around & with the lyrics & feelings of the music. Highlighting music from a historical time period can really add to a students understanding of the time period and culture.
Here are a few highlights to tempt you to tune in - all the links are in the show notes:
- Billboard's List of 20 Best Protest Songs of 2017
- IDEA ↬ take a list of ANY year, don't tell your students, & see if they can figure out what year/what the big ideas were from that year
- National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress (I had NO idea this existed!!!)
- contains over 10,000 historical recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925!
- Google Arts & Culture ↬ an amazing find for SOOOO many reasons, but when you search for "music", you will find links to museums, stories, and more directly related to music!
- Sounds Around the World ↬ a website built as a "collaborative learning game"
- Teachrock.org ↬ a FREE web-based curriculum, aligned to standards, and built FOR teachers. (Thank you, Steven Van Zandt!)