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MLK Early Childhood Center Puts Early Voting Lesson to Music

October 18, 2012 @ 11:14 am

Need inspiration to vote? Check out these videos from Martin Luther King, Jr. Early Childhood Center, where getting students to understand the importance of voting was a matter of showing them what it’s all about through song and dance.

With music by The Temptations, M.C. Hammer and the popular Wobble dance song, staff at the southwest Houston school were able to teach the social studies lesson, while keeping things fun for the kids.

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The goal was to raise awareness about voting and get the children talking about the subject with their parents before the polls open on Monday for early voting, which runs through Nov. 2.

Voters will not only be choosing a new president this election but will decide whether to approve HISD’s $1.89 billion bond proposition that would focus on rebuilding and modernizing the city’s high schools, as well as provide safety and technology upgrades across the district

“It’s important to relate educational experiences to real-life experiences,” said Principal Gabrielle Coleman. “Many of our children will go to the polls with their parents.”

No matter the outcome on Nov. 6, Coleman said her students are the winners for having learned about voting in such an engaging and active way.

“This is something they’ll remember and carry with them,” she said.

Other videos from MLK:

It’s Hammer Time! from Houston ISD on Vimeo.

Wobble to the Booth from Houston ISD on Vimeo.

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