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Songs of Science, Discovery, Exploration, and Adventure

from Musician / Teaching Artist / Songwriter Lloyd H. Miller

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Lloyd H. Miller, founder of the critically-acclaimed educational rock band the Deedle Deedle Dees, leads a sing-a-long concert of original songs inspired by true stories from the history of science, discovery, exploration, and adventure. Nellie's Bly trip around the world... Diana Nyad's incredible swim from Cuba to Florida... Matthew Henson's trip to the North Pole... Marie Curie's dangerous and brilliant experiments... Charles Darwin's journeys to the Galapagos.... Mae Jamison's trip to space... There are so many great true stories of scientists and seekers and this is a fun rock-n-roll way for students to learn about them. All original songs, full of nonfiction content AND sing-a-long choruses and dance-ready beats! NOTE: This is a general program to get kids excited to learn more about the history of science and discovery but Lloyd is happy to custom-design this program to fit a specific school curriculum.

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

no maximum (but for optimum interactivity, a class of 35 or less is ideal -- this program can be done for a much larger community room or auditorium group, though)

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Performing Arts, Sciences, Literacy, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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24 hours in advance (48 hours in advance if possible)

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Musician / Teaching Artist / Songwriter Lloyd H. Miller

Brooklyn , NY
United States

Interactive musical programs for kids and adults. Music & movement for the youngest audiences, curriculum-based programs featuring songs inspired by history, science, folklore, and literature for elementary through high school, fun sing-a-longs for any age featuring classic / traditional songs + lively originals, fun explorations of history via song for older kids and adults, collaborative songwriting workshops for a wide variety of audiences. 

Lloyd H. Miller

Program Details


1. Lloyd will start off with "Play Your Hand," (an original song where students find and play different parts of their body) just to make sure everyone is paying attention.
2. Lloyd will tell the students to listen closely for details while he sings a song about a real trip around the world. He'll then sing "Nellie Bly," a song about the journalist who took a trip around the world. It's a song with a lot of call=and-response singing and clapping. Afterward he'll ask some questions about her journey to see if everyone was listening. This song will serve as an example of how the students are expected to participate -- musically with their voices and their bodies but also listening for details of stories.
3. Lloyd will play a variety of original songs that tell true stories from the history of science, discovery, exploration, and adventure. These songs might include stories from the lives of Diana Nyad, Tenzing Norgay, Charles Darwin, Mae Jemison, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, or many other figures. NOTE: Lloyd has a vast repertoire of original songs inspired by history. He's happy to custom-make this program to fit a particular school curriculum.
4. Before a final song, Lloyd will take questions -- and offer some book suggestions.


The participant will:
- explore stories from the lives of important scientists, explorers, and adventurers
- listen for specific biographical details in a narrative told via simple easy-to-follow songs
- list three different women in the history of science
- engage in a discussion about the real problems facing an explorer going on a long journey
- develop an appreciation for music rooted in different cultural traditions
- explore the experiences of scientists and explorers who are women, minorities, and others whose stories aren't always told -- or that are told incompletely
- discuss what a "scientist" does

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.1 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.3 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.6 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.SL.4 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RL.1 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RL.2 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RL.4 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RL.1 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RL.4 -- Reading: Literature
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.RL.6 -- Reading: Literature