Posts Tagged ‘London Bridge’

Free Online Songbook!

October 20th, 2012

Hi! It’s Saturday, October 20, 2012 and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

The Fabulous Songbook 

Age Range:  All Ages (Parents should preview content before sharing with children.)

This website offers a terrific, free songbook with printable pages to use at home, on-the-go, or ’round the campfire. Don’t let the lackluster look of the website deceive you – because as free online songbooks go, this one is very useful for parents, teachers, youth group leaders, and singers everywhere.

When you get to the site you’ll see a lot of introductory text. Scroll below it to the songbook menu where you’ll find an amazing variety of choices that include:

  • Ballads
  • Blues & Standards
  • Call & Response
  • Campfire Songs
  • Circle Games
  • Classic Kids Songs
  • Foreign Songs
  • Gospel Tunes
  • Hand Games
  • Holiday Songs
  • On And On Songs
  • Part Songs & Rounds
  • Patriotic Songs
  • Protest, Political, & Social Commentary Songs
  • Sea Shanties & Pub Songs
  • Silly Songs
  • Singalongs
  • U.S. Folk Songs

There are even songs By Indie Artists and Metal, Hard, Grunge & Progressive Rock groups.  (Again, parental discretion advised.)

The songs, many of which were collected by the author for use with her Girl Scout group, are categorized by type as well as by first line. For example, some are “Make ’em Up” – which would be the ones that you make up as you go along, such as “Down By the Bay.” Others are activity games, such as “London Bridge is Falling Down,” which are fun to play with a group of children. Then you have “Call and Response,” wherein a person or group repeats after a caller, such as “Are You Sleeping” or “Bear in the Woods.”

Many (but not all) songs include activities, mp3’s, sheet music, and chords. The songbook is  updated occasionally, and suggestions for additions/improvement are welcomed.

Great Fire of London Tour & Game!

November 11th, 2011

Hi! It’s Friday, November 11, 2011, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Museum of London – Great Fire of London Walking Tour

Age Range: 8 and up (with parental supervision)

The Museum of London offers this highly engaging virtual tour that combines actual video footage of present-day London with old drawings and maps from the time of the “Great Fire of London” in 1666. Hear the exciting story narrated as you go along, complete with quotes from eyewitness accounts! Plus, there is a bonus interactive animated game for kids (see below).

When you get to the site, you’ll see an introduction and the tour stops that include:

  • The Thames River by London Bridge
  • Church of St. Magnus the Martyr
  • Pudding Lane(where the fire began in a bakery)
  • The Guildhall(one of 2 buildings that survived the fire)
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral

This was designed as an ACTUAL audio/walking tour for real tourists in London (which is why it is downloadable in .mp4 and .3gp formats). However, the entire tour is now available as a series of nine videos on YouTube. It takes less than half an hour to watch the entire series.

Simply click on the YouTube links from the home page. Once you get to the second video, the series plays itself, so you don’t need to search around at the end of each video to find the next one. (Note: The playlist does continue on to other information about the Museum of London after the last video of the “Great Fire” tour.)

Because this was designed for real tourists, you’ll hear instructions and safety precautions in case you happen to be actually walking along London streets. Don’t let that confuse you. Just watch the videos and imagine that you are there! :)

BONUS GAME FOR KIDS! Once you take the tour – don’t miss this online interactive and educational game for children all about The Great Fire of London here:
http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/

BBC History Virtual Tours

February 3rd, 2011

Hi!  It’s Thursday, February 3, 2011 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
BBC History Virtual Tours

Age Range: 9 and up (with parental supervision; younger children may enjoy aspects)

This is another great resource from the BBC. It is filled with free, multi-media virtual tours that are themed around Ancient History, British History, and World Wars.

When you get to the site you will see a menu of the tours and their brief summaries including:

*Viking Age Farm Virtual Tour – See an ancient farm that was excavated in the 1970s.

*Endeavour Virtual Tour – Step onboard Captain Cook’s ship to explore a piece of maritime history.

*London Bridge Virtual Tour – See how the bridge would have looked in 1540.

*Windsor Castle Virtual Tour – This castle was the hub of key events in the history of England. It’s been a fortress, palace, prison, barracks to a lunatic asylum, country house, and museum.

*World War One Trench Virtual Tour – Experience conditions for the soldiers of World War One.

Click on any one of interest and see panoramas and 3D models of reconstructions of various historical events along with computer generated historical voyages. 

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

Online Song Book

November 1st, 2008

Recommended Website:
The Fabulous Songbook

Age Range: All Ages (Non-readers require adult assistance; as always, adults should preview content before sharing with children.)

This website offers a terrific, free songbook. Don’t let the lackluster look of the website deceive you – because as free online songbooks go, this one is delightfully useful for parents, teachers, and youth group leaders.

When you get to the site you’ll see a lot of introductory text. Scroll below it to the songbook menu where you’ll find an amazing variety of choices that include:

  • Ballads
  • Blues & Standards
  • Call & Response
  • Campfire Songs
  • Circle Games
  • Classic Kids Songs
  • Foreign Songs
  • Gospel Tunes
  • Guitar Instrumentals
  • Hand Games
  • Holiday Songs
  • Lullabies & Graces
  • Motion Songs
  • On And On Songs
  • Part Songs & Rounds
  • Patriotic Songs
  • Protest, Political, & Social Commentary Songs
  • Sea Shanties & Pub Songs
  • Silly Songs
  • Singalongs
  • U.S. Folk Songs

There are even songs By Indie Artists and Metal, Hard, Grunge & Progressive Rock groups. (Again, parental discretion advised.)

The songs, many of which were collected by the author for use with her Girl Scout group, are categorized by type as well as by first line. For example, some are “Make ’em Up” – which would be the ones that you make up as you go along, such as “Down By the Bay.” Others are activity games, such as “London Bridge is Falling Down,” which are fun to play with a group of children. Then you have “Call and Response,” wherein a person or group repeats after a caller, such as “Are You Sleeping” or “Bear in the Woods.”

Not all songs include activities, mp3’s, sheet music, or even chords, but there’s something for everyone here. Many of the songs are well-known enough that just the lyrics may suffice. The songbook is “completed,” but it has also been updated recently, and suggestions for additions/improvement are still welcomed.

Enjoy! :)

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