From 2005-2012, I took my class of 4th graders to Echo Mountain Recording Studios to record songs they wrote about 4th grade curriculum. We wrote about the plight of migrant farm children, Cherokee culture, the Ice Age In North Carolina, Immigration, and many other topics. They did a car wash fundraiser to help with the cost, and learned all about how a recording studio worked. To this day, when I ask former students what they remember from 4th grade, this is always first. They all have CDs of their songs and remark how they still listen to them.