Female Popstars: are they our role models? Everyone has a favourite – Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna – to name just a few. It is undeniable that these women can sing – but when did it stop being about the music and more about the image? And is that image something we girls should aspire to copy? You’ve probably heard about the story when Rihanna was kicked off a field in the UK while shooting her music video for ‘We Found Love’, because the farmer did not approve of her being topless on his land. If not, it’s likely that you’ve seen Katy Perry’s most recent album cover for ‘Teenage Dream’, where she is shown to be nude with only a few wisps of cloud covering her modesty. When did everyone become so naked?! These popstars justify their latest songs, videos, and outfits by saying that they are ‘expressing their sexuality,’ which is all very well. It’s these ways in which yes, we should be inspired by female artists today.
Danielle's Place Christian Curriculum Bible Themes: ABC Lessons Children learn their ABC's and a little bit about God at the same time. A different animal represents each letter. Each animal is used to convey a different Biblical concept. Older children learn complete Bible verses, and learn to print or write in cursive. ABC Lessons This series of lessons include worksheets for writing the ABC's in print and cursive, games and activities to reinforce the lesson, printable Bible verse cards, crafts. A - Ant - "Consider the Ants" - Proverbs 6:6-8 In this lesson children learn that we can learn something from the ants and become wise. There are many crafts and activities to reinforce the lesson. Free Sunday School lesson - This is a free sample lesson from The Resource Room. These lessons are also available for home school use in the ABC, I Believe Lessons. B - Bee - "God's Masterpiece" - Psalm 139:14-16 God created bees for a special purpose. B - Bear One Another's Burdens C - Cat - "Scaredy Cat" - Isaiah 41:10a See More Comments:
Sounds Historic About Age range: Good for 10-13 year olds Estimated Time: Give yourself some time! This interactive takes about 30 minutes to complete. Key Technology: You will need speakers (or headphones) for the music parts, Flash Player version 10 or higher, and Adobe Reader. This interactive site explores how music is inspired by history, makes history itself, or captures an important place and time. Think About... Don’t forget to try the listening activities for each of the pieces! Listen to Russell Nadel’s finished composition. Did You Get It? What are the three things that Russell Nadel says that a new composition needs to be? Think About It! Can you think of any other pieces of music that are influenced by history? What’s Your Take? What historic event would inspire you to write a piece of music? next: Learn More > < previous: About Learn More Try It Yourself! Compose your own music on these great sites: For the Educator Trying to spice up a history lesson? Instructional Strategies
Beyoncé: Biography Beyoncé Giselle Knowles is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She was born on 4th September 1981 in Houston, Texas, and is now one of the most influential and successful musicians of our time. The Early Years As a child, Beyoncé attended several performing arts schools and began to sing and dance in local competitions. By the late 1990s, she had become famous as the lead singer of R&B girl group Destiny's Child, which grew to be one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time! Teaching Children Philosophy Author: Shel Silverstein Publisher: Harper Collins Summary Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy. Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion by Thomas Wartenberg, edited by Jayme Johnson The question of the appropriate relationship that human beings should have with nature is raised by the story of a young boy and a tree in Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. For a long time, following the lead of the Bible, philosophers believed that humans had dominion over the natural world. Questions about the appropriate way for humans to treat natural objects are cogently presented by The Giving Tree. Questions for Philosophical Discussion Topic: Giving and Altruism The tree keeps on giving to the boy until it has nothing left to give. Do you think the boy is selfish? Topic: The Nature of Giving and Gifts In the story, the tree gives the boy many gifts. Have you ever given something away and later wished that you hadn’t? Topic: The Nature of Love Topic: Happiness
Core Principles of MLE As the field of media literacy education has matured over the past 25 years, its focus has evolved from WHAT is taught to HOW we teach. The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education is a NAMLE project to expand the boundaries of the field and encompass the opportunities and possibilities of 21st century learning technologies to transform both learning and teaching – from kindergarten to college. CPMLE Downloads The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education The purpose of media literacy education is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in today’s world.Media Literacy Education requires active inquiry and critical thinking about the messages we receive and create. Referencing the Core Principals of Media Literacy Education A reference for the NAMLE Core Principles of Media Literacy Education in the United States is provided in three common styles below.
The problem with Justin Bieber A few weeks ago, I was sitting in Departures at Orly Airport in Paris with nothing much to do. The people next to me, a man and woman around the age of 30, were having what seemed like a very interesting conversation. I say ‘seemed’ like because they were speaking in Dutch, and I couldn’t understand a word of it. A quick bit of research reveals some frightening facts about the young popstar. A lot of people explain Bieber’s popularity by saying ‘it’s just young girls.’ When I was a teenager (in the not-so-distant past), I’m pretty sure girls had better taste. And there it is, the biggest problem of all: Justin Bieber is not cool. Justin Bieber has been watching me type this.
Torah Club | Children's Torah Club Illustrated and produced in Israel, Children's Torah Club can be used in conjunction with the adult Torah Club material, or as a stand-alone activity program for children, with the assistance of parents or teachers. Ideally, as a parent or teacher, you can do your personal studies from any of the Torah Club volumes, and then use what you learned to teach the children. Your children will be proud to learn Torah along with their parents. The Children’s Torah Club can also be used by Congregations or Home-schooling groups. The Children’s Torah Club (CTC) is presented as a weekly activity in the form of 8-page booklets. The program also contains a Hebrew lesson for every letter in the aleph-bet, all related to the specific Torah portion. Download one sample 8-page booklet. You receive 4 to 5 of these 8-page booklets every month for one year, plus the beautiful notebook binder to contain all the booklets you collect throughout the year A Journey of Discovery Individual Pay-as-you-Go price
5 Best Rock Songs for Learning English Listening to music in a foreign language is a great way to learn vocabulary – just find the words online and use a dictionary for anything you don’t know. Or just have songs playing while you do your homework. I’ve tried to choose songs which are easy to understand and can be found on Youtube or Spotify, but which are still brilliant music! 5. Paramore – crushcrushcrush When you have a 'crush' on someone, you really REALLY like them, and this song describes this perfectly. 4. 3. 2. 1. 30 Seconds to Mars – The Kill The perfect song to rock out to if you’re stressed! I hope you enjoy listening to these songs – who knows, you might find your new favourite band! Counting Coconuts Why Being in a Band is Cool When you were younger, a piano lesson may have ruined your day. Carrying a flute from class to class just for a half-hour lesson may have seemed pointless. But as you enter the adult world suddenly you realise that knowing how to play an instrument is pretty cool. Yes, even the flute. So, what makes being in a band so cool? Is it because you get to go on stage and play to millions of adoring fans? Even if you’ve been born with endless talent it’s still not easy to organise a band, but here’s a quick guide to get you started: 1) Find your members. 2) Organise a band practice. 3) Be productive. 4) Agree on songs to learn, and learn them! 5) Start writing. If that sounds like a lot of hard work, then you’re right! Being in a band teaches you precious life lessons.
Music Festivals Around the World Visiting a festival abroad can be a great reason to travel and a way to experience different cultures. These days there is such a wide range of choice that it’s possible to spend the whole of the summer watching live music in exciting locations. It can often be cheaper to go to a different country and, of course, it’s a chance to meet people from across the world. Melt! Exit Festival, Serbia Located on the banks of the Danube in an old fortress, the festival began as a protest against the government. Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Scotland Set on a remote Scottish estate near Inverness, this year Belladrum will welcome artists such as Travis, Frightened Rabbit and the Wombats. Open’er Festival, Poland Held in an airfield near the northern city of Gdansk, each year Open’er has a seriously good selection of bands. Lake of Stars Festival, Malawi If you’re feeling adventurous, try this festival on the shores of Lake Malawi.
Great for tempo, basics move very quickly and use American terminology eigth note instead of quaver etc. good up until that though. Pitch was simply but good. Rhythm might be too hard for prep, one and two. Harmony great basic intro. Instruments of the orchestra was good. composing was ok, limited in creativity. Performing was ok playing a song on keyboard by following numbers and colours, music written on a stave but not a real keyboard look to play off. by amanagracet Jan 28