"As a fifth grade teacher I try to encourage children to look carefully, noting details in the background and foreground. I encourage them to place the image in time and place. I want them to begin discussing not just what they see but what the…"
"I enjoyed the music and dance of this era. Hip-Hop was difficult for me. Very different from what I have done but I can see how the kids would love doing this. I appreciate Gabe discussing how he would spend time explaining to the kids a healthy way…"
"This has to be one of my favorite music eras. If I taught 6th grade history I would incorporate the Charleston and Jive, Ragtime and Glen Miller in teaching history. I remember my parents who were born in the 20's dance the jive for us in the…"
"I soooo enjoyed this session and will be able to incorporate dancing and music form this time period into my classroom. I will probably try to start Play Parties for my school through a focus on Fitness Fun Nights we hold at our school."
""Wade in the Water" was a beautiful spiritual. In trying to explain the lyrics of the song to my fellow classmates I realized this song would need lot's of background teaching in Christian allegories and biblical scriptures for the kids to begin to…"
"During the colonial and revolutionary times music played a large part in passing current history on to the popular masses. I would like to use the qudrill, "Chester," written by Billings and referred to as the "1st National Anthem," early on in the…"
"When I begin the year discussing colonization through Queen Elizabeth I, I would like to share a minuet by Handel and discuss the etiquite of the dance during that time. I spend about 3 hours teaching this period, which is not much, so I will use…"
"Thank you for the invite. I'm excited to learn more about using music and dance in my classroom. I teach 5th grade at Abbott Loop Elementary and have a passion for teaching anything that relates to early American history."