I teach World History (and just got assigned AP World History after repeated years of success teaching AP Human Geography- I beat that global pass rate every year) and this is some of the music (from another teacher, Mr. Betts) I use in the classroom (usually at the end of the period to help summarize the day's topic:)
this is Hannibal (a parady played to Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball")
It is about Hannibal who led Carthage in the Second Punic War against the Romans and impressively crossed the Alps with elephants to invade the Italian peninsula:
I played the Hannibal song I posted here earlier for my class after we covered the Punic Wars on Friday and they loved it. We are finishing Anicnet Rome tomorrow and I plan to play this song- it is a parody of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance:"
In World History last week (6/23) we finished the Middle Ages which concluded with the Black Death. At the end of the day after we covered the material, I played the song below (a parody of "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani) and the students left my classroom singing "fleas on rats" and "B-U-B-O-N-I-C."
I had a sub cover my classes for 4 days this week so I could attend the annual AP Summit for new World History AP teachers and the instructor actually played this song at the summit and I told him I had played this exact song the previous week in my classroom. The instructor told me I am ambitious for spending this past week at the 8 hour/day AP Summit while still showing up every day (an hour and 15 minute commute to the other side of the valley) at my regular work site to grade and do lesson planning (which took multiple hours every day- I averaged about 3-4 hours of sleep the past 4 days) for the days I missed so I could attend the AP summit. But the good news is that the week is over and I have 4 days off before going back to work next Wednesday.