Preparation for End of Unit Assessment: Making Connections between Song Lyrics and Texts, Part 2

Five hundred school children first performed the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" in 1900 to celebrate President Lincoln's birthday. Scholars listen to the historic song and discuss the lyrics with partners. They continue preparing notes for a Socratic seminar about connections between song lyrics and Carlotta Walls LaNier's memoir, A Mighty Long Way.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Pre-teach the lesson vocabulary: chastening, relevant, and compelling
Classroom Considerations
  • Serves as lesson 12 of 13 from the consecutive Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 1 series
  • Search for the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" on YouTube or another streaming site and have the proper equipment prepared to play the song
  • Includes supporting learning targets and a step-by-step lesson agenda
  • Provides thorough teaching notes to make implementation easier
  • None
Common Core