Saturday, December 19, 2009

Year in Review Music Video

Yesterday, I posted three year-in-review presentations from CNN. This morning I was reminded by Jeffery Hill's English Blog that Flocabulary has a year-in-review video of their own. The Year In Rap is a music video highlighting the top news stories of the last year.

The Year In Rap 2009 from Week in Rap on Vimeo.



Applications for Education
Teachers who use current news events as a part of their curriculum may be interested in using these videos and the slideshow as the jumping off point for further review of the year's top news stories. A quick activity before holiday vacation could be to have students view the videos and identify a story that they would like to investigate further. After they investigate that story they could put together their own short videos about it by using a service like Masher. You could also challenge your students to create their own rap about the year's news stories.