We are pleased to announce that Immigrant – Immigration: Two Sides of a Story is complete! Our latest addition to the Common Core Rap Video library is about immigrants of old coming to America and what it would be like for someone in present time to relocate to a foreign country. Those of you with streaming subscriptions now have access to Immigrants. The song and video have also been added to the Common Core Rap Store. We are very excited about this project, please check out the preview and let us know what you think!
Common Core Concepts covered in Immigrant include: ancestors, diversity, population, landmarks, naturalization, Ellis Island, immigrants, passport, foreigners, opportunity, customs, heritage, contribute, citizens
Immigrant, the next Common Core Rap release, has been written and the beat is nearing completion! Over the next few days, we will wrap up audio production and prepare for the video shoot. Immigrant will give an overview of what foreigners faced when coming to America as well as what one could expect if they decided to relocate to another country. The goal is to give students an idea of what immigration looks like from both sides of the border. Look for Immigrants in the Common Core Rap Store and within audio and video stream by February 18th!
Posted: 15th January 2014 by Common Core in Common Core Rap News, Common Core Rap Videos
We are back from our holiday break and back in the lab! There are many exciting things to come for commoncorerap.com in 2014 and we can’t wait to share them with you as they happen! As always, thanks for supporting our vision of making the classroom an engaging, energetic space that positively affects the minds of students. For us, 2014 will be a year of progression, focused energy, and creative expression. Our next video, about immigration, will bring the aforementioned qualities to the forefront as the face of America changes and becomes more diverse with each ship’s arrival at Ellis Island. The yet to be titled immigration video will be released in early February. Let the journey begin!
Text Features w/ Colonial Americans has been completed and is available in the Common Core Rap Store, on the Preview Videos page, on YouTube, and on your live stream classroom pages! Our latest project is ambitious as it combines two relevant subjects into one video. The main idea explains text features and where they are found while telling the story of Colonial Americans. This video is a multitasker’s dream! We hope you and your students enjoy the song and/or video! Once your class has mastered the song, have them perform by utlizing the lyrics and beat on our Lyrics & Worksheets page.
Common Core Concepts covered in Text Features include: title, heading, caption, text, photo, label, map, table of contents, glossary, index, diagram
Posted: 4th December 2013 by Common Core in Common Core Rap News
Good news friends! The beat is assembled, the lyrics are written, and the verses have been recorded for our latest Common Core Rap Video, Text Features with Colonial Americans. Next, we will get Ava in the booth to lay down the chorus. We plan to shoot the video with Ava and Khari 12/8/2013. Those of you with CCR Audio Streaming will have access to the song before the video is released. Text Features with Colonial Americans merges two lessons into one. The focus is on text features, while the history of Pilgrim immigration provides a way to highlight different parts of a book. Get ready to lean like italics
Posted: 21st November 2013 by Common Core in Common Core Rap News
Teachers | Parents | Students,
As we prepare to slow down for the holidays, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for Common Core Rap’s growth and success. Thank you for spreading the word about our videos and our mission. Thank you for purchases. Most of all, thank you for your encouragement through kind words and sharing with others. In response to your gratitude, we would like to extend a special holiday offer to you. Through the holidays, save $10 off an annual CCR Video Streaming Subscription, now just $19.99! Save $2 off an annual CCR Audio Streaming Subscription, now just $7.99. We hope you enjoy good times with friends and family.
Natives – Native American Life Rap Video is finished! Check out the preview here or by clicking the photo above. Natives Rap Song and Natives Rap Video are now available in the Common Core Rap Store. Lyrics and class handouts for Natives are available on the View Lyrics & Worksheets page. Customers with CCR Teacher Video Stream have immediate access to Natives.
Common Core Concepts covered in Natives include: tribe, chickee, ancestors, tipis, pueblos, arrow, decade, moccasins, longhouse, rituals, century, migration, village
Great news! Natives – Native American Life Rap Song has been recorded! Those of you with CCR Audio Streaming have immediate access to the Natives Rap Song. The release date for the Natives Rap Video is November 7th, 2013. Lyrics, worksheets, video previews, and instrumental beat will also be available November 7th. We will post an update once the rap video and rap song are available in the Common Core Rap Store. As always, thanks for your encouragement and support of our projects. We truly appreciate you!
Posted: 15th October 2013 by Common Core in Common Core Rap News, Merchandise
Great news! We have added a new way to fuze music and education in the Common Core Rap Store. The CCR Streaming Audio subscription gives you (1 teacher) access to the entire commoncorerap.com SONG LIBRARY on any device at any time. The subscription is good for 1 year from the date of purchase and allows you to stream current and future songs until the subscription runs out!
GREAT VALUE: Unlimited access to all of our rap songs (currently 12) for only $9.99. Current average cost per song = $.84. As we add more songs, your cost per song goes even lower!
We also offer CCR Streaming Video subscriptions that grant you access to all of our VIDEOS!
Posted: 11th October 2013 by Common Core in Common Core Rap News, Rap Video Updates
Fresh off our latest release, Around the World, work has begun on the next Common Core Rap video, Natives. The lyrics have been written and the beat is being pieced together! Ava’s moccasins are on their way. This one is going to be AWESOME!
Native Americans, creative Americans / Everything we have, came from the land / Clothes and tepees are made by hand . . .