ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- To help their daughter complete a
4th grade homework assignment to memorize the first verses of the Declaration
of Independence, Jack Boyd and family of Alpharetta, GA put the actual words
to music and created a song. "It's a great song and a faster way to learn,"
said daughter Steffy Boyd.
With the encouragement of teachers and friends, Jack Boyd and daughter
Steffy, now 13 years old, produced the song and created a CD. Visitors to
Boyd's website, www.declarationsong.com can listen to the song and buy the
Mrs. Christy Lindsey, 4th grade teacher at Fellowship Christian Academy in
Roswell, GA, gave the assignment that inspired the song. Mrs. Lindsey stated,
"American History is a key part of our elementary curriculum and the
Declaration of Independence is an important document. I was excited to hear
'The Declaration of Independence Song' and see how it helped Steffy complete
the assignment. It's a great song! We plan to use it in our 4th grade
classroom this year."
The Boyd's were surprised to discover that many Americans don't know the
basic facts about The Declaration of Independence. Mr. Boyd remarked,
"A survey several years ago revealed that less than 1/3 of respondents knew
that the phrase, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are
created equal ...' came from the Declaration of Independence. About the same
number of people surveyed did not know that the Declaration was signed in
Philadelphia and that the Fourth of July holiday celebrated the proclamation
of American independence from Great Britain."
However, the events of September 11 have caused a renewed interest in
America's history. "Some people are reading America's founding documents like
the Declaration of Independence for the first time," said Mr. Boyd. "Our song
can help students learn an important part of that heritage in a fun way."
Regarding future plans, Mr. Boyd commented, "We want to help 4th and 5th
grade teachers find ways to use the song in their classroom. We are also
seeking private sponsors who will partner with us to provide the CD's to those
classrooms at no charge."
To listen to the song or buy the CD, visit the website,
Contact: Jack Boyd, President of Jack Boyd & Associates, +1-770-663-6479,
or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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