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8th Grade Students Create Original Song Inspired by Frederick Douglass

8th Grade students, Alexandra, Carly, Caroline, Emily, Kiley & Sadie, created an original song based on the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  In Humanities, students have been reading about Frederick Douglass’ life and learning about the history and culture of slaves in America, including studying and analyzing slave songs.  Students used the app Seesaw to collaborate and then used the Apple apps Garage Band, iMovie and Keynote to create a presentation of their song.  The students composed the music and wrote lyrics based on their studies and interpretation.  This project is one of many that students have the opportunity to participate in as many Rhoades School teachers are currently working on earning the Apple Teacher status, including Mrs. Stanley and Dr. Watts, Humanities teachers, who have completed their coursework.

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