Are you looking for a multi-tasking music lesson for Black History Month and the civil rights movement? Do you need differentiated activities for grades K-5? "This Little Light of Mine" is an African American spiritual and authentic civil rights song that provides music reading & performance activities for all levels. This lesson provides attainable performance options for young students while challenging older students.
***Listen to the arrangement in the video preview included.***
Activities include two pitched and two unpitched percussion accompaniment patterns as well as an introduction to Ruby Bridges and her role in the civil rights movement. This song makes a great classroom activity or an addition to an all-school performance. The arrangement is very flexible, use what works with your students and the instrumentation available at your school. The performance options provided are musically rewarding for all K-5 classes.
Lesson Includes Two Different Versions of Biography
Suggested Performance Options
This lesson includes slides with standard musical notation and optional slides with treble clef note names labeled to provide for differentiation within each class as well as between grade levels.
See the PREVIEW for a chart outlining the music elements taught at each level.
Not Rhythm Syllable Specific: The lessons in this Music Literacy Series do not dictate the use of one specific rhythm syllable system. You may use any rhythm reading system with these lessons, Kodaly, French Time, Gordon, Takadimi, or Numerical.
Accompaniment/Ostinato Patterns Included
Also Included in Lesson
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