Crestomere School rap video now on YouTube

The Crestomere School rap video about the Canadian government is now showing on YouTube.



The Crestomere School rap video about the Canadian government is now showing on YouTube.

Early in the school year, the Grade 9 class turned to YouTube to cement their knowledge on the workings of the Canadian government. When they couldn’t find enough material, they decided to put their own creative spin on a song.

They took about two weeks to write, record and produce a four-minute video for their song, Canada’s Government.

Because they used copyrighted music in the video, teacher Marti Ingram had to ensure they had the correct permissions and user agreements in place. Ingram said this took a little longer than anticipated but now everything is in place.

Ingram said this has been a great learning experience for herself and the class.

There have been close to 500 hits since the video was uploaded on Oct. 14.

“We’re excited,” said Ingram. “I don’t think we’ll get a million but I’d be happy if we get over 1,000.”

The class sent a copy to Blaine Calkins, the MP for the Wetaskiwin riding, who has agreed to grade the project.

A link was sent to both the Canadian comedian and political satirist Rick Mercer for the Rick Mercer Report and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The class has not received replies from Mercer or Harper.

Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxKcHF-Zv4s

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