. Regurgitated Alpha Bits: History? Let's Dance!

Monday, March 21, 2011

History? Let's Dance!

Let's continue our stroll through all things free from the Cue Conference I attended.

Caveat #1: Elementary teachers... This is not something we can use, however I so thoroughly enjoyed it that I HAVE to share it with others.

Caveat #2: There won't be anymore caveats. I just wanted to use that word. It feels so international!

If you are a middle school or high school history/social studies teacher or know someone who is, this is the site for you.


If you are someone who enjoys the "Song Parodies of Historical Events Set to Hits from Yesterday and Today" genre and are finding it difficult to find songs for your iPod, I now have the answer to your prayers.

Presenting, The historyteacher's channel on YouTube!

Here's one of my favorites: information about "Black Death" sung to "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani.

"oohh, Fleas on rats. Fleas on rats."

Who WOULDN'T sing along to that!

They have many, many more videos. Fifty-two more to be exact, designed by history teachers to make learning history more fun.

I know. I know. Your school district blocks YouTube.

C'mon! We must work together to be more cunning than our oppressors.

Use SaveYouTube to download videos and use them in your classrooms. 

I LOVE the Cue Conference!


morgan said...

Mwah ha ha! (that's my evil art teacher laugh) SOO excited to have a way to download/use youtube videos for teaching!! Thanks for passing on the link!

Edna Lee said...

I am THERE for you, Morgan!

Mrs. Asher said...

Yeah, as a first grade teacher, I definitely can't use it.

However, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I'm wondering if my husband (who watches the History Channel for fun) will appreciate it?

Edna Lee said...

Let me know if he does, Mrs. Asher!