Black History Month Music {Songs and Activities}

Aileen Miracle
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Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month in your music classroom? This product includes:

*5 songs for Black History Month: Freedom Train, Joe Turner Blues, Go Down Moses, Old House, and Peanut Butter and Jelly

*Notes about each song, as well as suggested song activities

*Eight book mini-lessons for these books: "Dizzy," "What a Wonderful World," "Follow the Drinking Gourd," "I See the Rhythm," "Ben's Trumpet," "To Be a Drum," "Duke Ellington: Piano Prince and his Orchestra," and "Charlie Parker Played Be Bop." All mini-lessons include objectives, materials, National Music standards (NCCAS) met, process; most also include extensions. Note: Many of the book mini-lessons include recommendations for various recordings. I could not include these recordings due to copyright issues.

*PowerPoints with music/sounds embedded for these books: "Dizzy," "Ben's Trumpet," and "To Be a Drum" (all music is royalty free)

*Instrument identification worksheet for "Ben's Trumpet"

*Colorful printables of famous African-Americans to use during lessons and/or for a bulletin board, including musicians, artists, inventors, and more

*Visuals to teach "Old House"

Many of the activities in this product could also be used for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Download the preview file to see more!

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Download the preview for more information. You can purchase this at a discount with my Holiday Music Mega Set.

Looking for more sets to explore African-American history? Check out these sets:

Musician of the Month {Wynton Marsalis}

Musician of the Month {Billie Holiday}

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Total Pages
55 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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