Your children will learn the names and pronunciation of each and every one of the 50 states in this breezy tune that’s a sure fire kid pleaser. This song builds core knowledge of geography while enhancing awareness of key modulation as the song moves them up and up through 5 key changes for a blast out ending!
Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? Ever try explaining it to your kids? Easy-peasy, just play this song. Because Thomas Jefferson, along with his friends, signed it with a feather pen…they pledged their lives and honor… when?…in 1776!
Makin' Texas Mine
Head ‘em up, Move ‘em out! I love the lore of the trail riders along the Pecos, Shawnee, and Chisholm Trails. Yep, I’m making Texas mine in a jaunty country song. I dare you not to stomp your feet!
A super-hero from the past? You bet! He may not have a cape, but “he had a tall hat and a really long coat and and beard on top of that!”. This is a no-pain history lesson as kids listen to this tribute to the ultimate American hero.
Rhythm of the Railroad
In 1869 the Union Pacific and the Jupiter Railroad lines met at promontory point in Utah territory. At great sacrifice for many, it is still one of the greatest achievements in history. This up-tempo tune highlights just one aspect…how to keep going day-by day. You gotta hear the music and get in the rhythm!
Across the Ohio
During the westward expansion many young couples, often newlyweds, left their families behind to seek a new life out west. Some made it to the Ohio area and stopped, but many went on further, to Wyoming, Utah or even California. This is a somewhat mournful yet hopeful song about a young woman’s journey across the Ohio River.
Gold Rush Fever
Growing up in California I was fascinated with the Gold Rush and the days of ’49. All you needed was a mule, a pick and a shovel (and maybe some dynamite) and off you’d go. Thousands left jobs and loved ones behind, struck with a fever to stake a claim and strike it rich. We jazzed and hammed this one up, what a Blast!
Trail of Tears
Not all history is positive. This haunting melody tells the story of the Trail of Tears. The “Trail of Tears” has come to represent a series of forced relocations of Native Americans around 1830. The relocated people suffered greatly while on route, and more than four thousand died before reaching their various destinations. The removal included members of the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Choctaw nations from their ancestral homelands in the Southeastern United States.
A Place called America
“There’s a place called America”…are the beginning words to this touching ballad. This song was written to the world as a tribute to this unique and wonderful country. Imperfect as it is, America is a place where the ideals upon which it was founded still live in the minds, hearts, and dreams of the human family. It’s my love song to America.
Hurray for the red, white and blue! This kid favorite melody is so catchy everyone in the family will soon be humming along. Kids love to wave the flag, and now they can appreciate the values it represents ... no parent lecture required! Truth, honor and respect, it's all here in this soon to be classic song.