Black History Month Music {Songs and Activities}

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Aileen Miracle
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Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month in your music classroom? This comprehensive set will save you lots of time, and includes:

  • 5 songs for Black History Month: Freedom Train, Joe Turner Blues, Go Down Moses, Old House, and Peanut Butter and Jelly, with notes and suggestions
  • 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," including objectives, materials, and aligned standards.
  • PowerPoints with embedded music/sounds, for "Dizzy," "Ben's Trumpet," and "To Be a Drum"
  • Instrument identification worksheet for "Ben's Trumpet"
  • Bulletin board with famous African-Americans, including musicians, artists, inventors, and more
  • Song visuals for the song "Old House"

Note: Many of the book mini-lessons include recommendations for various recordings. I could not include these recordings due to copyright issues.

Read the reviews:

"Excited to use this, especially to incorporate more books and literacy in my lessons!"

"You are so creative! Thank you for sharing such high-quality resources, like this one!"

"I was stumped as to how to incorporate black history month with my music class...and this worked perfectly! Thank you sooo much."

Many of the activities in this product could also be used for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 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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