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The book will give teachers of all grade levels specific ways to use music in the classroom to raise mood, manage energy levels, increase engagement and focus, and help students more effectively process content for long-term memory storage – all resulting in increased learning and ultimately, increased test scores. This book provides all the knowledge a teacher needs to start using music effectively in the classroom, including the full spectrum of appropriate classroom uses, the research that supports each use, and specific strategies for implementation. In addition, the book offers long lists of field-tested songs for each use.
Chapter 7: Learn it through a Song and Remember it Forever: Using Music to Create Robust Memory of Content
The idea of using music to learn content is hardly new. One of its main functions in primitive, preliterate cultures is to embed information (especially the history of the tribe) in songs and to pass these informational songs down to future generations. These societies [Page 142]use songs because the brain is very poor ...