I remember song lyrics better than I remember anything else. I am confident I could master just about anything if given an opportunity to learn that subject in song. Perhaps that’s why I love history and government so much– my childhood was full with songs about history and government, and I remember them all quite fondly. And so, in celebration of America’s birthday, I offer a random assortment of songs about history or government. Good stuff.
The Animaniacs teach you the Presidents:
…and the capitals of the 50 states:
The Preamble to the Constitution, School House Rock style:
How a bill becomes a law:
The Writing of the Declaration of Independence— (not exactly from my childhood and no, not the most historically accurate thing in the world, but thoroughly charming):
Ren Stevens has a (very) little something to say about the moon landing:
Glory, God, and Gold and the Virginia Company: (While this song is not deep in terms of historical information, it did help me impress a teacher by knowing the phrase “Glory, God, and Gold”)
TAFT—(The song starts about a minute in. But it’s worth it).
[I may add to this as the day goes on and random things occur to me, so come back and check again later]