from teacher Joel Allen
"I am always looking for ways to help students remember history, and I found a fun video that may be of interest to you. We just covered the French Revolution"
(This video is by a teacher who calls herself Lady Gaga. She has also made historical videos about Napoleon, Catherine the Great, and others, but the French Revolution might be her best.)
"I thought I would also share a project I just had my World History classes do. I think it turned out pretty dang good.
I bought Karaoke songs from iTunes, and then the kids rewrote lyrics with topics and info from Student's Friend. After they rewrote songs, they sang and recorded their songs using a free audio editing program from the internet (Audacity).
It acted as a good review, and the kids thoroughly enjoyed the project, especially today when we listened to each others' songs. This project definitely needs some fine tuning, but overall I am very happy with the end results."
Instructions and grading rubric:
Sample of a student musical project about British Admiral Horatio Nelson sung to the tune of "One-eyed, One-horned, Flying Purple People Eater."
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