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.