The HISTORY HAPPENS Collection teaches American history using music in a project-based environment that teaches across the curriculum, incorporates digital media and fine arts and aligns with Common Core Standards.

Two song-stories available: "Remember the Ladies" only $1.29 about Abigail Adams or "On An Underground Railroad" only $3.99 about Tice David's escape from slavery.


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"Remember The Ladies" is the story of women who were a vital part of early American colonial history, and one of the most "revolutionary" of the period was Abigail Adams (1744-1818). Abigail was the wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States.
Adams' life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. Because Abigail and John spent so much time apart, they maintained their courtship and then their marriage through correspondence. Read More & Preview

Underground Railroad

"On An Underground Railroad" is the story of Tice Davids, whose escape to freedom across the freezing Ohio River is said to have been the first time the expression “Underground Railroad” was used. The song describes how the movement spread, mentioning Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Tubman, John Brown, the Dred Scott Decision and the Fugitive Slave Law and their influence on the Abolitionist Movement. Read More and Preveiw

 

 

"Students love music and the rhythm, melody and lyrics of the History Happens collection plant the seed of excitement for places, people and times of American history, leaving students interested and ready to learn." Arthur Rouse, executive producer.