Memorable lyrics, catchy tunes
Trip to DCClever, memorable hip-hop songs from rappers Shoeless Jeff and Scott Free offer a fresh and innovative twist to learning about U.S. government. Delivered via a seemingly endless supply of snappy lyrics and catchy beats, scores of facts, dates, and key concepts become fun, cool, and easy to remember, making these songs ideal for review and test preparation. A rapid-fire survey of all the presidents makes it impossible to forget that "James Buchanan saw the states secedin'. / Abraham Lincoln brought slaves to freedom." Likewise, the system of checks and balances is dynamically brought to life in a rap battle among the executive, judicial, and legislative branches. The ten energetic songs also cover the Constitution, Bill of Rights, political parties, voting rights, the 50 state capitals, the American flag, and Washington, D.C. Grades 5–10. Color. 45 minutes. Smart Songs. ©2013.