The Best Songs That Help Us Learn
Songs have a long history of helping us learn things
Earlier this month, the Meyer Levin School for the Performing Arts put out a Gangnam Style parody video about Long Division. I dare you not to enjoy this:
For all the goofiness, songs have a long history of helping us learn things. Take the ABC’s for example:
Or everyone’s favorite history lesson—the Bill on Capitol Hill.
Want to learn all the states and capitals? Try this Animaniacs song:
Actually, the Animaniacs are doing more than their fair share of education in this country. Here’s another song about the nations of the world:
The difference between Istanbul and Constantinople? Bam, there’s a song for that too:
And for the chemists, Tom Lehrer has a song of the elements (that existed at the time):
Go forth and learn while singing, my friends.
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