• January 10, 2011

John Brown rap! Finally!

Much props, respect and thanks to our friend and hip-hop education content maestro, Peter DiLalla, a.k.a. MC LaLa. He's done it again ladies and gentlemen: put history to a beat, guaranteeing your students (and perhaps you, too) will learn all about the very important John Brown, have fun while you're doing it, and never forget who this guy was and why we should care. "Border Ruffians, you're going down." YES. Be sure to check out MC LaLa's YouTube page for more of the good stuff. Here's the video (lyrics below): White skin, white beard John Brown's the name in the…

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  • December 21, 2010

Our Gift to You: The Year in Rap… Happy Holidays!

What a year... Thank you all for making 2010 so great. And thank you for the incredible work you do, day in and day out. From all of us at Flocabulary: Happy holidays. We feel truly blessed to be part of a community of students, parents and educators who care. With your support, we'll be able to help even more students in 2011. Here is a little present. And like a department store, we gift rap. Enjoy - see you next decade!

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  • November 24, 2010

"Teach Me How to Study" – YES!!!

For anyone that doesn't know, there's a very popular song that's been out called "Teach Me How To Dougie" by California Swag District. What Mr. Cee and his 8th graders did is "Hip-Hop Classroom" it up, in an incredible way. Here's their description. Enough said: "teAch me how 2 dOugie REMIXED by 8th grAde students @ celerity nascent charter school locAted in tha heart of Los Angeles... concept.. shOt.. directed.. and cut by their technology teacher, Mr. Cee" Challenge your kids to remix a popular and current hip-hop song with lyrics praising academic excellence for a fun, powerful project! Here…

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  • October 20, 2010

Photosynthesis Rap – Teacher Made :)

Shout out to Gretchen Shary from San Antonio, TX for sharing this awesome home-made rap. Photosynthesis can be touch for students to wrap their minds around - not to mention all the content-area vocabulary! Just goes to show how fun and effective writing academic rhymes can be, for students and teachers both. By the way, Gretchen has a cool story. After getting a BS in Biology, she went on to get certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology in Microbiology, worked in the local county hospital microbiology lab and then for a private microbiology lab. Putting her love of…

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