Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Great American Melting Pot

For Christmas I got my kids the DVD collection of Schoolhouse Rock. It's taken them some time to figure out why they should be interested in this thing, other than their Mom's sentimental attachment to memories of the Saturday mornings of her childhood. But they're starting to get into it more. My son especially likes the "America Rocks" section, the one with the Preamble to the Constitution and No More King and The Shot Heard Round the World.

Last night I came into the family room in the middle of The Great American Melting Pot. I came in just as the group of cartoon characters were enthusiastically singing:

"What great ingredients! Liberty and immigrants!"

Dang, I miss the seventies.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I loved those! I can remember sitting in one of my college classes taking a test. You had to write out the preamble of the constitution. You could look across the room and see people silently singing *We the people...* just like they learned from School House Rock.

Hedwyg said...

I love that DVD set! We picked it up a year or so ago, and my kids (now 12 and 13) got a huge kick out of it. My daughter loves anything that connects her to the history of her loved ones, though.

Both had to memorize the preamble to the Constitution for 6th grade social studies, and both "studied" with Schoolhouse Rock, as Her Highness has mentioned. Too funny!

SpookyRach said...

Ain't it the truth? sigh...

I'll be humming "Conjunction Junction" in your honor for the rest of the day.