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Students understand information and stories contained in patriotic songs. In this patriotic music instructional activity, students participate in grade appropriate lessons to understand the music and lyrics of patriotic songs. Students perform the patriotic songs.
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.
Students illustrate a patriot song through a student created art slide show for a patriotic holiday event. They display their slide show in their Veteran's Day program. The words and pictures were choreographed to be together. This project is time consuming, but the results are well worth it.
Third graders study phrases, poetry and myths of Ancient Greece and Rome in these lessons.
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.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
Students demonstrate the recognition of patriotic songs and the use persuasive language.
Students perform song using correct posture, correct rhythms, and accurate pitches, then correctly identify and perform repeats and multiple endings. They discuss the purpose and meaning of patriotic songs.
Wave goodbye to the school year with these lesson ideas on how to teach about the significance of the US flag.
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.
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.
Learners study the geography of America. In this geography lesson plan, students study a map of the United States and create a list of the states in alphabetical order. Learners choose a state to research and report on. The report includes population, location, etc.
Students study about the life, presidency, monument, and tribute of Franklin Delano Roosevelt through stories and poems. They study the attributes of a dime.
Students study the life of George Washington, his monument, and tributes to him through stories and poems. They study the attributes of a quarter.

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