The Heavens Playlist – Using Spotify

As an introduction to our Space Unit, we created a playlist with songs that mentioned stars, comets, the moon, and other celestial features in the lyrics. Each student submitted a song and then created a ppt slide with 2-4 lines of lyrics and images related to that song. We printed out the ppt slides and created a fun space themed bulletin board. Below is one that I created as an example. (“Talking to the Moon” by Bruno Mars)

Talking to the Moon (1)

To keep track of the songs in the playlist, I created a shared Google Doc and students submitted their songs on a first come, first served basis over a time period of 2 weeks. No two students in the same class could use the same song. I used Spotify to make the playlist and whenever the students were working independently or in groups, we had the playlist playing in the background.

One of the students chose this classic song by Ernie:


2 thoughts on “The Heavens Playlist – Using Spotify

  1. Audra DeBourge February 6, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    I love the idea of this! Do you happen to have a rubric for this lesson?


    • Liz LaRosa February 6, 2015 / 10:04 pm

      Hi Audra, Sorry I don’t have a rubric, if you use the lesson and create one, I’d be happy to post it here 🙂 Thanks! Liz


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