50 Nifty

So, Evan asked me earlier today if I could name all the states.  I did and I did it through song.  Whenever called upon to remember the states I still rely on “50 Nifty United States” that I learned back in Elementary School from our music teacher, Mrs. Dinkins.  I was a little iffy on some of the lyrics, so I just found this youtube video for Evan.  He’s a little upset that they don’t teach this in his school (which I can confirm, as David never learned it).  Now, that’s a loss.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

2 Responses to 50 Nifty

  1. itchy says:

    Reminds me of how in seventh grade, every single kid in my class aced the quiz where we had to write the preamble to the Constitution.

  2. Mike says:

    On a completely different topic:

    The Heartland Institute has been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, as it were. Fomenting climate science denial-ism, paying to promote climate denial-ism, plans on lying to small children.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/science/earth/in-heartland-institute-leak-a-plan-to-discredit-climate-teaching.html

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/02/15/breaking-news-a-look-behind-the-curtain-of-the-heartland-institutes-climate-change-spin/

    http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/02/heartland-institute-documents-climate

    I’d say I’m disappointed but its really just business as usual.

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