Start the semester with Y.M.C.A.

每次走進校園裏就感覺自己像個陀螺.這次開學更是如此.由於寒假跑去布拉格玩耍,收心的日子沒幾天就開學了.怪得是從台灣去布拉格我花了5天才調整過來時差,從布拉格回台北只花了1天就恢復作息了.真奇怪

第一節課除了發簿本,給六年級的孩子本學期syllabus之外,還預告了一下去人骨教堂的故事,最後就是欣賞1978年由Village people 唱的Y.M.C.A.了

這裏可以看到這首歌相當詳盡的介紹.雖然wiki強調部份資料未經過採證,不過當成講背景故事給孩子聽是可以的.

我先放了由英國倫敦兒童合唱團唱的版本給他們聽,大略提了一下這首歌的背景(當然略去它和gay culture有關的那部份)

"In the gay culture from which the group sprang, the song was understood as celebrating the YMCA’s reputation as a popular cruising and hookup spot, particularly for the younger gay men to whom it was addressed."

接著再放這段勾起舊時光的MTV,嗯village poeple 還真有點娘…

 

看完這部MTV後,他們一定會問Y.M.C.A.到底是什麼東西?

我很喜歡Y.M.C.A.的氣氛,那種國界,種族,語言的不同在這裏都相對的被抹平了.只有同是旅人的五味雜陳.WIKI裏對YMCA有相當完整的解釋-

"The YMCA idea, which began among evangelicals, was unusual because it crossed the rigid lines that separated all the different churches and social classes in England in those days. This openness was a trait that would lead eventually to including in YMCAs all men, women and children, regardless of race, religion or nationality. Also, its target of meeting social need in the community was dear from the start."

孩子們會很喜歡聽老師非教學得那一面.有了音樂,視覺與源自於老師本身個人的故事與經歷,孩子想學會這首歌的動機就提昇了!

下午掃地時間我已經聽到孩子們邊掃地邊唱著it’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.!

這裏還有卡拉OK版.感謝ddeubel的整理!

 

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