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Episode 22 — Swing, Jitterbug, and Sing the Blues


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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

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Grades K – 5
Podcast Series Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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Duration 16:11
Original Air Date Published March 19, 2010

Music in this podcast is provided by Freeplay Music.


Calendar Activities

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 8

Celebrate blues legend Robert Johnson's birthday.

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.


Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 1

Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus.

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.


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