Tuesday, June 15, 2010

World Cup and "Waka Waka"

This week, students watched the video for "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" by Shakira.

This is the official song of World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

Shakira is a singer and a dancer, and this video borrows some African dancing -- which many students practiced during class!

Students watched the video twice, listened to the words, and then described the video with answers to specific questions. Second graders also compared "Waka Waka" to "Wavin' Flag," another World Cup song that is very different. Many students thought that "Wavin' Flag" was a little dark and serious, while "Waka Waka" was colorful and joyful.

Here is "Waka Waka," by Shakira

Here is "Wavin' Flag," by K'Naan, featuring Will.i.am

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