Singing for Freedom
Students examine the fight for women to gain the right to vote. Using primary source documents, they explore the problem in more detail. They create a PowerPoint presentation or write an essay on how they use songs to help them to promote change.
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Song of Freedom: Go Down, Moses
African American spirituals served as more than songs of religious praise during the years of slavery. "Go Down, Moses" is featured on a worksheet that asks readers to respond to a series of short-answer prompts about the spiritual.
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Beginner Level Thanksgiving ESL Lesson Plan
Thanksgiving is a cherished tradition in the United States and Canada. Introduce the beginnings of the Thanksgiving celebration with a resource that features reading comprehension activities, vocabulary exercises, and a short writing...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students use text and photos to visualize the delivery of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have A Dream" speech. They analyze Dr. King's speech for examples of imagery and allusion and create original poetry and illustrations...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Learning to give: freedom songs
Learners learn freedom songs and discuss how the famous leaders of the Civil Rights Movement used them to motivate people to overcome adversity during this time. For this freedom songs lesson, students learn the songs and discuss their...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History