An article in the Washington Post yesterday turned me on to an amazing creative effort developed by a couple of teachers in Hawaii.
History for Music Lovers on YouTube is song parody and remix at its most useful. And you are going to want to share it with your history, and many of your other teachers, on Monday (or before).
I can see sharing and embedding these little videos as introductions to many of our world history units. (They are captioned for reinforcing content as well as singing along.) I can also see using these as models for creative student research projects.
On another note, the so clever remixing here seems a cool way of examining transformativeness (repurposing and adding value) as it relates to fair use.
Here’s the very Pharaohlicious, Cleopatra:
And, here’s a sampling of the other 49 titles (and counting):