Coffee Break: Songs that teach

An empty elementary classroom.
Desks in a classroom at Kennedy Elementary are set up in a way that students will be socially distand when they come back to class in Hastings, Minn., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Each pair of desks has an "A" and a "B" seat that a student will sit in depending on what day they come to school. (Evan Frost | MPR News)

We know today is a very different first day of school for many families. Maybe your little ones are logging into zoom this morning, maybe they're headed back to school with safety measures in place, or maybe it's a combination of the two.

Whatever the case, we wish you all the best of luck and want to play a set of educational songs for you this morning.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that teach something?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

The Decemberists - Valerie Plame
Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics
Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
They Might Be Giants - Why Does The Sun Shine
Drive-By Truckers - The Day John Henry Died
The Cranberries - Zombie


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