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Jessica Hall has a unique and effective way to teach her second-grade class at Johnson Ranch Elementary
how to remember the World’s Seven Continents.
She has them sing “Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia, Antarctica and Europe too,” using the hand-motions and melody of the famous Macarena tune.
“Through song we can engage kids and it makes it more exciting and easier for them to learn when you connect and make it familiar and fun,” Hall said. “I used this method at different times when I was in school and I still use it to this day. I think it can be a great learning tool.” Student Laken Borg agreed with her teacher. “It’s just like remembering the words to a song on the radio,” Borg said. “When you put the words to music, it helps us remember them.”