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Week 6 blog

Don’t Drink the Water by Dave Matthews Band

This song is about the Europeans “finding America” and basically taking credit for it even though they approached the Native Americans who were clearly already settled. This song also shows how the Europeans tried kicking the Native Americans out.

Freedom by Paul McCartney

This song was written after the 9/11 attacks. It just talks about how we deserve to live in freedom and we will not have that taken away from us.

Heartbeat by The Fray

This song was written about Rwanda coming back to life after the genocides. The lead singer said “We were in Rwanda, standing around in a circle, just thinking and somebody was talking about watching this country come back to life. And [as I was holding hands with a refugee woman,] I felt her heartbeat. I couldn’t figure out if it was hers or mine, it was just an epic moment of realizing that the country was coming back to life in spite of every effort to kill it.”


I think incorporating music into lessons is really helpful because they are a good representation of emotions and songs are a lot easier to remember rather than lectures.


Week 3 Blog post

I remember early on in school, we would always draw or color when learning about the continents and oceans of the world. This helped young students differentiate what was land and what was water. We understood that land was green and water was blue so having us draw it out ourselves and label, really helped memorize which pieces were continents and which were oceans. I remember even doing this is high school history when we learned about different countries in the continents.

Week 2 Daily art 1

USI.5  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the factors that shaped colonial America by

c)  describing colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, free African Americans, indentured servants, and enslaved African Americans;

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