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Episode 22 — Swing, Jitterbug, and Sing the Blues
|Grades||K – 5|
|Podcast Series||Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published March 19, 2010|
Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 1
Students make believe that the year is 1955 and they just heard about Parks' arrest. Students write newspaper editorials with their points of view on segregation.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 8
Students learn about blues music and brainstorm subjects that might give them "the blues." Finally, they write their own blues lyrics and have the option to perform.