San Diego Union Tribune
Students getting in tune with lessons
In Jonathan Schwartz’s classroom at Garrison Elementary School in Oceanside, Johnny Cash teaches geography, Hank Williams teaches literature and Woody Guthrie teaches U.S. history.
For about a year now, Schwartz has been using classic American songs to help illuminate core lessons. Those classroom jams have morphed into a student band that has performed on and off campus, including its next gig scheduled for March 15. And the group has received national attention: One of its videos is featured on the U.S. Department of Education’s website.