Patriotic Songs Teacher Resources
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Let Freedom Sing: A patriotic Program for Grades 1-6
Students understand information and stories contained in patriotic songs. In this patriotic music lesson, students participate in grade appropriate lessons to understand the music and lyrics of patriotic songs. Students perform the patriotic songs.
Students investigate the recent federal appeals court decision finding the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional. They further investigate the notions of constitutionality and separation between church and state by analyzing a patriotic song.
Songs of War
Students examine the relationship between real events and popular culture. They analyze the parts of a patriotic song and its impact on a society. They write their own song to end the lesson.
Patriotic Music: Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue
Students examine the patriotic songs of the 1940's and compare them to those of today. They identify elements that classify a song as patriotic, listen to several examples and complete Venn diagrams contrasting different examples.
Showing Patriotism Through Music
Fifth graders explore various types of patriotic music. They conduct Internet research on the composer and historical background of a selected patriotic song, and create and present a Powerpoint presentation to the class.
Let Freedom Sing: A Patriotic Program for Grades 1 - 6
Students explore the history, meaningful background, and significance of Patriotic songs in the eight lessons of this unit. Each of the different grade levels experience a different amount of lessons all culminating in a Patriotic Program.
Patriotic Songs at the White House
Students read about White House events at which music is an important feature and study about three well known patriotic songs sung and played on some of these important occasions.
Anonymous Patriots: Songs of the Revolution
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 lesson, 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.
Write a Patriotic Song
Fourth graders are able to take a virtual tour of Fort Ticonderoga. They are able to explore about the Battle of Saratoga. Students are able to write a patriotic song about New York and the war.
Arranging Patriotic Songs for Chorus
Students examine the melody of a patriotic song by playing it on the piano and having them sing it back to the teacher and are assigned a specific patriotic song to arrange for voices. They create their own four-part choral arrangement of the selected song.
Patriotic Songs - Social Studies Lesson Plan
Students demonstrate the recognition of patriotic songs and the use persuasive language.
Symbols and Landmarks
Third graders study American national holidays, symbols, songs and landmarks. They appreciate the meaning and significance of our nation's ideals of liberty, justice and equality.
Yankee Doodle... More than Just a Catchy Tune
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.
American Geography Lesson: Teaching Kids About the World
Students study the geography of America. In this geography instructional activity, students study a map of the United States and create a list of the states in alphabetical order. Students choose a state to research and report on. The report includes population, location, etc.
Franklin Roosevelt and the Dime
Young scholars study about the life, presidency, monument, and tribute of Franklin Delano Roosevelt through stories and poems. They study the attributes of a dime.
Washington and the Quarter
Pupils study the life of George Washington, his monument, and tributes to him through stories and poems. They study the attributes of a quarter.
A Penny for Abe
Students explore Abraham Lincoln through stories and poems. They also explore him being on the penny.
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
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.
Jefferson on a Nickel
Learners study our third president, Thomas Jefferson through stories and poems. They investigate the attributes of a nickel.