MP3 Teacher and the Rockbots - America
Teacher and the Rockbots are the cartoon band with the smartest fans. They take elementary school lessons about America and turn them into really cool rock songs.
14 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: General Children''s Music, KIDS/FAMILY: Kid Friendly
Teacher and the Rockbots are the cartoon band with the smartest fans. That''s because their songs ask you to participate. The lyrics give clues about what they''re singing about and you get a chance to guess the answer. How about that!
AMERICA is the third release from Teacher and the Rockbots and it is a great way for your kids to get familiar with many of the significant events and cultural traditions that have shaped America.
Here''s what customers are saying:
"The idea behind the CD is great. The kids think it''s wonderful and my youngest don''t even realize everything they''re learning. I bought an extra copy to pass on to a teacher at my kids'' school. Thanks!" - Laura
"My nephews love the CD and I am going to purchase many more to spread this wonderful learning tool. Rockbots Rock!!!!! Keep up this great work; children really get excited about this way of learning." - Cordelia
"The Power Arts duo has teamed up to release a spectacular, modern, educationally-targeted CD. Kids will love the aggressive musical style and will latch onto the witty (and always informative!) lyrics. I wish I had this CD when I was growing up!" - Kyle
Here''s a quick sketch of each of the tracks:
The CD opens with Revolution, Revolution, which is an account of five major events that led to the Revolutionary war. Now might be a good time for you to relearn the kinds of things that immigrants passing through Ellis Island are required to know before we''ll let them into the country.
The National Anthem is a stanza-by-stanza breakdown of Francis Scott Key''s poem that helps bring out the meaning of that old text in a way that is welcome by young ears. It may even make a few old ears smile too.
Civil War follows with many of the primary issues that made a war among brothers seem reasonable at the time. It wasn''t only about slavery like so many people are ready to reply.
Grew to the West is a thumbnail sketch of how and why our country grew from a few small colonies into the gigantic powerhouse that it is today.
Holidays are another easily overlooked part of our culture. Sure, we all like an extra day off now and then, but why these days? What are we really celebrating? I''ll bet you''ll be surprised by a few of them.
Symbols are important to any society, but who chooses? Where do some of these objects come from? Have a listen and see how well you do.
Natural Wonders are some of the great geographical features of a country. What do you know about some of our greatest mountains, rivers, lakes and canyons?
Like the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance has great meaning that is often lost to the quick and mechanical recitation it receives. Slow down and listen for yourself; you''ve got a lot to be proud of and even more to be grateful for.
Do you know the branches of government? Do you know what each branch actually does and who''s in charge of each? Maybe people would get out and vote more often if they spent a little time getting reconnected.
How about Washington D.C.? It''s no accident that so much history and so much policy making comes from there. What can you tell me about our capitol?
The CD concludes with the Bill of Rights, which is often quoted, but not often understood. I''ll bet that most people only know a few of these rights based on movies and television. I plead the fifth! It''s my second amendment right to protect my family! You can''t make me shut up; it''s my first amendment right! You get the idea.
AMERICA is a worthy collection of tunes that every kid should have in his or her collection. The subjects are always relevant and understanding and appreciation of these songs will only grow as your kids mature and eventually have their own kids.
What are you waiting for?