"I think that the disco moves were very fun to learn about and again students can make connections to the modern dances that they do today. I also liked learning about hip-hop. I had no experience with hip-hop and it was interesting to learn the…"
"I think that students would like to learn some of the dances that came out of this time era. First, they are fun to learn and see how it has changed but also to make connections to modern dance. I think that students will really be able to see the…"
""Integrating Music in History Education" by Cameron White
This article was all about how the instruction of history has become disconnected with what was really going on in society and are loosing our students with a cut and dry method of teaching.…"
"I think that when I teach 6th grade social studies, I will try to integrate the Charleston into the instruction.
I liked the exercise where we looked at pictures from different eras and to evaluate what they wore. They then can make conclusions of…"
"I could see myself using the "Lucky Seven" dance with my class. I think that this would be a fun activity to teach my students about the society during the westward expansion era. I'm not sure I could get my 5/6 graders to do the turkey dance.…"
"The "March through Georgia" would be an interesting for my students to do and a neat connection to music and the social studies curriculum.
I could see myself using two versions of the same song (one from the north and one the south). I think…"
"I could really see myself using the idea of looking at "Chester." I think that students could get a lot out of looking at the lyrics of the song and determine what message was being presented. Then listening to the music and trying to determine…"
"I could see myself using the tableau assignment with my students. There are so many great images from history that could really connect to students and this idea helps students connect to art in a new way and incorporates more movement than simply…"
"I really liked the picture evaluation. I could see myself using this in my classroom and talking about the differences between them. It also provides a platform for students for exploring the differences between observations and then drawing…"
"My name is Michelle Bowzer. I taught a 5/6 combination class at Rogers Park last year and will be most likely doing the same next year. I have been at Rogers Park for 5 years (mainly teaching 6th grades). I love taking history classes and teaching…"
"I liked the scavenger hunt. I would modify it for my students and probably tailor the questions to what we were studying to help them discover new things on the topic. I liked the political cartoons. There are so many for 20th century that it…"
"I liked all of the activities that were demonstrated using the primary sources. Often I locate great resources but am unsure of new ways to use them. I think that I can use some of those activities in my classroom. I liked the map activity. I…"