Item description for Flocabulary: The Hip-Hop Approach to U.S. History (Flocabulary Study Guides) by Blake Harrison, Alexander Rappaport, Debbie Tilley, Peggy Swartzel Lott, Rob Hills & C. A. Rodger...
Overview Featuring an audio CD with 45 minutes of original, educational, and cutting-edge music, an entry in the innovative Flocabulary series turns U.S. history--from pre-Colonial days through World War II--into an enjoyable experience.
Flocabulary has taken the educational world by storm. It's a dynamic new tool for teaching and learning. Now teens can hip-hop their way to history success! Featuring an audio CD with 45 minutes of original, educational, and cutting-edge music, this latest entry in the innovative Flocabulary series turns U.S. history—from pre-Colonial days through World War II—into an enjoyable experience. No more yawning through lists of dull, dry dates: this effective and engaging combination of rhythm and rhyme makes remembering the basic curriculum as easy as apple pie. The topics range from the first meeting between the Native Americans and the European explorers to the Seeds of Revolution (“Taxin' and Representin'”), from Lincoln and the Civil War to the Industrial Revolution, from the Great Depression to Bombs Over Berlin. It's perfect for any student preparing for the AP placement test or the SAT II.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Jan 28, 2007
Publisher Cider Mill Press
ISBN 1933662352 ISBN13 9781933662350
Availability 0 units.
More About Blake Harrison, Alexander Rappaport, Debbie Tilley, Peggy Swartzel Lott, Rob Hills & C. A. Rodger
Blake Harrison holds a doctorate in geography from the University of Wisconsin and is the author of "The View from Vermont: Tourism and the Making of an American Rural Landscape".
Reviews - What do customers think about Flocabulary: The Hip-Hop Approach to U.S. History (Flocabulary Study Guides)?
so much fun Dec 28, 2007
I found this while searching for clean, authentic hip-hop for my first grader. He loves the beat but radio lyrics are too risque and "kid" hip hop is a little too sugary. This sounds like the radio but has totally clean lyrics, that are educational to boot. Not that I'd consider it an alternative to school - but he does enjoy following along in the book and reading the historical support material, so who can complain.
I get a kick out of some of the lines myself, so we both enjoy listening. I also like that it gives a deeper perspective on much of American history. Overall a great product.
Great Teaching Tool Apr 13, 2007
Not since "School House Rocks" has a teaching tool been so useful in reaching history students across America. As a teacher, I have used the "Hip-Hop Approach to U.S. History" with great success and educational outcomes. The CD is a great supplement to the history curriculum, with a different perspective of historical events that is not usually found in our current history books. Catchy, historically critical, and very easy to use, this book and CD will enhance any student's insight into U.S. history. Listen to O.D.W.M. to get a good sense of what Flocabulary is all about.
Great Tool Jan 20, 2007
What a great tool. While I don't expect the songs to ever make it to the American Top 40 they are adequate and have a good beat. They have actually made it fun (or dare I say easy) to learn history!