Wednesday, December 27, 2006

We Didn't Start The Fire 2

Making slide shows like these (this isn't mine) should be part of a school system competition (middle school and up). Start the kids out with a content and historically rich song and let them try to match images to it. Then give them the assignment to find out why those images were contextually relevant. It's easier and less memory killing than making imovies with video and it involves a great deal of mathematical skills. Such a project works well as a collaboration since multiple intelligence skills are involved. But then again, who am I kidding?

"We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel 
Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray 
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio  
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television 
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe 
Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom 
Brando, "The King and I", and "The Catcher in the Rye" 
Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen  
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
Josef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev 
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron 
Dien Bien Phu and "Rock Around the Clock"  
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team 
Davy Crockett, "Peter Pan", Elvis Presley, Disneyland 
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev 
Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez  
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac 
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "Bridge on the River Kwai" 
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball 
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide 
Buddy Holly, "Ben-Hur", space monkey, Mafia 
hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no go
U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy 
Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo  
Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land"  
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs Invasion  
"Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson 
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex  
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon, back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock  
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline 
Ayatollolah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan 
 "Wheel of Fortune" , Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz  
Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law 
Rock and Roller Cola Wars, I can't take it anymore
We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on...

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