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Hip-Hop in the Classroom

Posted by ebowen On March - 19 - 2009

I just found this site called that uses hip-hop in the lesson plans. It’s a pretty interesting idea. They have 4 subjects; Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science. Language Arts is pretty much what you took called English…they’ve got several song samples on the site: Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and The Pit and the Pendulum and The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe to name a few. When I first saw it I thought it was another one of those terrible attempts at trying to make learning cool with bad hip-hop…this is actually pretty good. Macbeth is my favorite. In History they have world and American history. And then they have a single book for math and science. Like I said, it’s a novel idea that seems to have evolved quite a way from rapping Barney or any of the crap they had when I was a kid. Check it out.


Dr. Seuss Hitler Political Cartoons

Posted by ebowen On January - 11 - 2009

Many People aren’t aware of Dr. Seuss’s political cartoons during World War II.  UCSD site has some of the ones about Hitler at over here.  Or if you want the book  Dr. Seuss Goes To War I highly recommend you pick that up for a coffee table book.



Ebooks, Ebooks, and more Ebooks!!

Posted by ebowen On December - 30 - 2008

The Free Information Society Site has hundreds of free ebooks for download.   Obviously you’re probably not going to get the latest best-sellers but you are going to find a lot of good literature…they even have the complete grammar of Esperanto book.  Who hasn’t wanted to learn esperanto?  Well, now’s your chance.


Forgotten Books

Posted by ebowen On December - 22 - 2008

Here’s a huge list of some really good books that you probably never knew existed…I think I’ve read about 20 of the 1500.  I’m always looking for good books to read so if know of any new ones that you want to share please leave a comment with title and author.


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