Remix the President – Audio K-12

Artist Depiction of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

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My audio K-12 assignment is “Remix Your Favorite Presidential Speech”.  No student wants to go home and read a speech written in 1863, but if the assignment is to remix the speech with their favorite beat students just may pay attention, and dare I say learn!

I believe this assignment would be great for a junior high history class.  Students would have to remix a historic presidential speech and write a short summary on its significance to American history.

I created this masterpiece with GarageBand.  I recorded my voice and put threw an effect on top.  I then added an AppleLoops beat and keys.  The GarageBand program is very easy to use and most students may already know how to manipulate the program.

My Grammy nomination is probably already in the mail.  😉 Enjoy!