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Give your class a deeper understanding of the context and meaning behind early American song lyrics. By reading the lyrics to "Yankee Doodle" and "Revolutionary Tea," high schoolers will practice analysis by examining the structure and figurative language used. Two thorough worksheets are included to guide reading.
First graders recognize patriotic songs of America. In this historical music instructional activity, 1st graders discuss the historical background of the song "Yankee Doodle" and repeat the lyrics after the instructor. Students read the lyrics to the song "America" and use a flip-chart to memorize the words.
Students investigate the history of patriotic music and practice singing the tunes with classmates. In this U.S. History lesson, students examine lyrics of the traditional song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and discuss the differing points of view in the song. Students sing "Yankee Doodle" as well as other classic patriotic songs in class.
Students compare and contrast Independence Day traditions from around the world. In this holiday instructional activity, students are assigned one country and research how this country celebrates their Independence Day. Students compare and contrast other countries' traditions to the traditions of the United States.
Students perform a song using correct posture, correct rhythms, and accurate pitches. They read musical notation and lyrics of various patriotic tunes, analyze the purpose and meaning of patriotic songs, discuss the social and cultural context of our national anthem, and understand the story of the national anthem.