Listen to Learn! – History with a Twist!

A lot of children create songs, poems or other forms of memorization tools that will help them learn and remember important facts or information that they are learning. With the advances in music and video, there are some great resources that will help kids learn about some of the most important historical events!

The History for Music Lovers YouTube channel is the perfect place to sing along as you learn! This channel is a collection if high quality music videos that deal with historical events. The great thing about the videos is that they use a lot of current music from some of the most popular artists. Using the song, they have recreated the lyrics, set to the stories and events from history.

Some of the videos include The French Revolution done to “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga, “Mummification” done to “Good Riddance” by Green Day, Chinese Dynasties done to “Vogue” by Madonna and so many more! As you can see, there is some great variety in music shown through the collection. Below you can take a listen to the French Revolution video!

Each video also has the lyrics on the screen, so kids can read along to it. With such catchy words, it will only be a matter of time before the kids are singing along, too! The videos can also be embedded into presentations, so children can share and present different songs for different history units. These videos are so nicely done, you may even get inspired to create your own music videos!

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