This time on The Children’s Hour we are falling into autumn in the northern hemisphere. We learn the science about equinox, and hear from 5th graders on learning different perspectives about the fall holidays: Labor Day, Mexican Independence Day, and Columbus Day. It’s all mixed with great music.
It’s fall in the northern hemisphere and we explore the science behind autumn. Equinoxes happen in the spring and fall, and each year those special days give our planet exactly 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night at the equator. At the Chichén Itzá pyramid in Yucatán, Mexico, a snake is visible climbing down the steps only on spring and fall equniox.
We also hear from 5th graders at Eugene Field Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico describing how perspective can change history. They teach us about the traditional fall holidays of Labor Day (US), Mexican Independence Day (Mexico), and Columbus Day (US), and how each of these holidays feels very different based on the point of view in history a person takes. Mrs. Allison Hawks taught these intrepid students back in 2014 for a Title 1 School Project with The Children’s Hour.
Filled with great music, this episode educates, entertains, and engages kids of all ages. Join us as we fall into autumn on The Children’s Hour.
This episode was recorded and produced at the Sunspot Solar Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Christina Stella is our Senior Producer, Katie Stone is our Executive Producer. Many thanks to Alli Hawks and her 2014 fifth grade class at Eugene Field Elementary School for joining us on the show.
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|Here Come the Ducks||David Yazbek||Tape Recorder (Collected Works)|
|Seasons in a Day||The Okee Dokee Brothers||Songs for Singin'|
|Autumn Leaves (feat. EMIKA)||Kath Bee & Doug Stenhouse||Autumn Leaves (feat. EMIKA) - Single|
|Union Hall Melody||Blue Dot Sessions||Union Hall|
|We Are All Different (feat. Toa Siulangapo)||Loopy Tunes Preschool Music & E Tu Tangata||We Are All Different (feat. Toa Siulangapo) - Single|
|What Falls in the Fall?||The Laurie Berkner Band||Whaddaya Think of That?|
|La Marea||Circus Marcus||FMA|
|Rate Sheet||Blue Dot Sessions||Union Hall|
|Closet Interlude||Blue Dot Sessions||Union Hall|
|Racing With the Sun||Ella Jenkins||African-American Folk Rhythms|
|Labor Day||John McCutcheon||John McCutcheon's Four Seasons: Autumnsongs|
|Quasi Motion||Kevin MacLeod||Primal Drive|
|Cielito Lindo||Mariachi Flor Del Alma||Live on The Children's Hour|
|Medley: Dos Arbolitos, Cielito Lindo, Mexico Lindo||Lisa Lopez||Si Quieres Verme Llorar Con Mariachi|
|Wait a Minute||Crowander||Guitar Music|
|It's Fall||Sara Hickman||Big Kid|
|Mysterious Island||Mickey Hart||Planet Drum|
|Your Loss||Joey Hendrixx||FMA|
|Morning Blur||Serge Quadrado||White|
|Fall||Music with Michal||Summer Days|
|Autumn Leaves||Little Miss Ann||Autumn Leaves - Single|
|We're Going To Be Friends||Jack Johnson||Jack Johnson and Friends: Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George|
|Lonesome Road||Peter Lenton and Friends||Proud Like a Mountain (Deluxe Version)|