Common Core Rap was created to make learning more fun for students. We set out to make products that transcend the classroom and stay with students long after the bell rings. The greatest complements we receive are when teachers tell us that they hear their students singing our songs in line, at lunch, during centers, etc. We love to hear that students are going home and watching our videos or reading the lyrics to prepare for tests. What began as a teacher’s idea has become something real and powerful. Music evokes memories, emotions, passion, and so much more. We strive to create songs students can’t get out of their heads, because we know when test day arrives the answers will be fresh in their minds. We want to thank Ava S. for sending in this video of herself preparing for her Habitats test. This is why we do what we do!
It’s been a busy week at Common Core Rap! We have been working hard behind the scenes to make your experience on commoncorerap.com more fluid. Now, the Common Core Rap Store is fully integrated throughout our site. This means you can now preview and/or purchase any song or video from any page with just a few clicks.
We also removed a few checkout steps to make shopping easier. Simply find what you want, add it to your cart, and checkout. Order confirmation emails now contain direct links to download your songs and/or videos. Thank you all for your feedback and continued support of what we do at Common Core Rap! Now, back to the music
Good news Common Core Rap fans, the long awaited Economics video is complete and available in the Common Core Rap Store! Those of you with streaming subscriptions now have the new Economics song and video in your collections. Economics Rap Video is about how wants and needs directly affect supply and demand. And how the effects of supply and demand interact with us at a consumer level. We had lots of fun making this one. We hope you enjoy it!
Common Core Concepts covered in Economics include: supply, demand, wants, needs, price, market, producer, product, consumer, economics, import, export, resources, spend, save
Good news for those of you with CCR Streaming Audio Access – $9.99! We have just added our latest rap song, Economics, to your playlist ahead of the video release. The Economics rap video release date is set for 04/12/2014. We look forward to sharing our newest project with you and expanding our library in the Common Core Rap Store!
Excerpt from Economics: Demand up, supply down / Prices rice, people frown / Demand down, supply up / People smile when they see the price drop!
We are happy to report that our latest Common Core Rap Song, Economics, has been written and recorded! Upon some final audio production touches, Economics will be available to those with the All Access Audio Stream. Economics features a shifty beat to emulate the ups and downs of economies around the world. Economics touches on supply, demand, price, quantity, wants, needs, imports, exports, and more!
Once audio production is complete, we will schedule a video shoot and nail down a release date. Thank you for your continued support! We are grateful each time someone purchases a video and partners with us in our quest to make the classroom a dynamic learning space.
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!
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
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