If you’re like most people, you quietly sing the alphabet song in your head when you want to know what letter comes after J. We all know the power of music to make information stick.
My experience as a Social Studies teacher showed me first hand a problem in the learning of many of today’s students. As our world becomes more internationally connected, our children are increasing geographically illiterate. A recent study found that at least 2 in 3 young people couldn’t locate Iraq OR Saudi Arabia correctly on a map. 50% couldn’t correctly point to the states of New York or Ohio!
I needed something new. I began writing geography songs and creating animated videos to accompany them. Did it work? What I can tell you is that the resulting test scores were off the charts and that that the catchy songs made us all laugh while we learned. But what really impressed me were students showing more interest in history and current events while using geography to discuss and draw conclusions.
I know that you and your children will enjoy these videos and learn just a much as my students did. Please let me know about it! Have fun with these songs and keep Rocking the World!
This packet includes
*The song and video
*Lyrics with fill in the blanks to engage students in active listening
*Maps with fill in the blanks to engage students in active listening
*Learning activities that appeal many different learning styles