History & Culture
Positive Records' Music-Based History and Culture Instruction Programs (produced under the brand Big Props to Yesterday) help students and adults learn and appreciate history and culture. History prepares us for the challenges to come, by teaching us lessons of the past. The Big Props to Yesterday songs provide a melodic narrative of history and they also provide insight and drama that helps to motivate student interest.
History Doesn't Have to Be Boring
Often, history is not a favorite subject, but it doesn't have to be that way. History can be fun, when told in song. A melodic presentation of history makes it more enjoyable to learn and easier to recall important dates and significant facts (which may actually improve test scores). Big Props to Yesterday songs also leverage the inherent storytelling properties of music to highlight and explain historical events and the lives of notable characters. Moreover, Big Props to Yesterday songs provide a platform for students to imagine the past and the song lyric describe actions and environments that help students identify with character who lived long ago.
Students want to be engaged. More than a history lesson, Big Props to Yesterday songs bring students into the story which in turn, helps them to better understand how the challenges and achievements of historical characters relate to their own lives. Big Props to Yesterday songs also encourage critical thinking, commentary discussion of important issues related inclusion, fairness, cooperation, communication diversity and multiculturalism.