The music video they are watching is a parody of "Call Me Maybe" (on the Black Death.) The image tweeted to me from their classroom and the video, is below. How powerful is that for an authentic audience, ownership and intrinsic motivation? Thanks Twitter and my new friends from Texas for helping me see the power of connected education.
Have to give a shout out to @amyburvall whose music parody's on youtube inspired my students to begin to publish their parodies for others to learn from.
What a cool day!