The National Association for Music Education recognizes Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM) as a time to “raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children—and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music.” Here are five ways you can integrate music into geography, language arts, civics, and social studies classrooms. Use our diverse resources to explore … Continue reading Music in Our Schools, Music in Your Classroom!
In 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner was signed into law as the official national anthem of the United States. While our national anthem is essentially a battle hymn (take a look at the lyrics here) that is not the case for many countries in the world. Israel and Palestine Take these translated lyrics of Israel’s national anthem: The hope of two thousand years,To be a free … Continue reading National Anthems and Their Geographic Implications
I was fortunate to attend the National Council for Social Studies convention when it was held in St. Louis with my colleague and fellow #worldgeochat moderator Chris Heffernan (@cheffernan75) . We had decided to divide and conquer by attending different sessions. When we met up at the end of the day, he told me he had attended a great session by Craig Divis called “Mandela’s … Continue reading Music Lyrics: Engaging Primary Sources
ARTS Beyoncé’s latest album is full of heartbreak, jealousy—and quiet poetry. Meet the young woman who is credited second only to Queen Bey on Lemonade. (BBC) Just in time for National Poetry Month, browse through more verse with our collection of content about poems, poets, and poetry. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Warning: The poem analyzed … Continue reading Meet the Poet Who Inspired Beyoncé
ARTS A new digital poetry map from the Toronto Public Library links city neighborhoods to the verse that has been written about them. (Toronto Star) Celebrate National Library Week and National Poetry Month with our diverse collection of of content about poems, poets, and poetry. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to the Toronto Poetry Map and today’s … Continue reading Poetry Map Reveals a City’s Inner World