Music in Our Schools, Music in Your Classroom!

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!

Music Lyrics: Engaging Primary Sources

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

Documentary Digs into ‘The Address’

UNITED STATES American filmmaker Ken Burns returns to a favorite subject, the Civil War, with a fresh look at Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to catch a glimpse of Lincoln in Gettysburg. Discussion Ideas The Gettysburg Address, one of the most important speeches in American history, is a primary source. A primary source is a material that has not been … Continue reading Documentary Digs into ‘The Address’