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Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
Students listen to and sing the song "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing". They discuss the terms 'anthem' and 'spiritual', identify rhyming words and discuss reasons to be proud of being African-American.
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The Lorax Reader’s Theater
Bring a reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax to life with this reader's theater script. Simply assign roles and read through the script as a class, or spend time creating props and costumes for a school-wide performance, the choice is yours....
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Posture: The Basis for All Good Singing
Stand up straight, relax, and breathe! The first in a series of four vocal music lessons starts at the very beginning with, a very good place to start, with exercises and drills that help develop proper posture and breathing.
3rd - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
A Shape-Note Singing Lesson
Students discover the shape-note method of singing. In this reading and notating music lesson, students learn the four shapes of the shape-note method and the tradition of Sacred Harp singers. Students sing the shapes of "Yankee Doodle"...
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
Fifth graders analyze freedom songs sung during the Civil Rights Movement. In this historical music lesson, 5th graders sing and understand the musical concepts within freedom songs. Students also analyze the songs' meanings and...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
African American Poetry: Songs of Protest and Pride
Students are introduced to various time periods in history in which African Americans wrote songs and poetry to cope. In groups, they travel between different stations to listen or read poems and music from the Civil War period, Civil...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts