My third graders are getting ready to study American history and I decided to plan a patriotic unit. 'America the Beautiful' is the first of many sing-along PowerPoints I am making for the unit.
I like to teach songs with multiple verses. Everyone knows the first verse to 'America the Beautiful', but there are many others as well that I feel are important to learn. This version I use three verses that are commonly sung. There are many other verses in this song but including them would mean taking my entire unit to have them learn just this song.
I am still searching for good instrumental accompaniments but so far I am enjoying the one at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/karaoke-america-beautiful/id362007588
Each slide is animated to scroll line by line to help students learn the verses. There are also some very challenging vocabulary words for 3rd graders, and will be especially challenging for my ELL students. In the notes section of the PowerPoint are definitions of some words with the definitions coming from Merriam Websters Learner's Dictionary that has simplified definitions for ELLs
Please let me know if you have any issues with the file . I always appreciate your support and feedback