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Monday, September 17, 2007

The Preamble of the Constitution of the USA

First of, before we get to business… what’s with all the Llamas around here?  🙂

OK I knew someday this day would come.  My son, Aaron, is now in fifth grade and must be able to recite the Preamble of the US Constitution in order to move on to sixth grade.  When I was a kid, this was a requirement of 8th grade.  But in my day, we weren’t learning algebra in fourth grade.  Whatever.

Anyway, so I knew this day would come.  My son wants to know how *I* memorized the constitution, or at least the preamble.  And what is the response of everyone who passed through Junior High School in the 1970’s?  School House Rock, of course! To this day, I can recite the Preamble from memory, thanks to that famous video.  I’m sure thousands of people my age are the same boat. 

But what to do? the problem is, School House Rock is no longer on T.V. every Saturday morning between every cartoon, anymore.  So what’s an over forty victim of fate to do?   Sing the song to my kids?  HAH!  Fat chance.  Now, it’s YOUTUBE to the rescue!

In the next post, (one article up from this) you will find the actual youtube video of the School House Rock video that teaches the preamble.  I can’t post it inline here because of a quirk with moveable type weblogs.  Those of you who remember, can sing along.  It brought a tear to my eye. 

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 6:35 pm  

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