Black History Month Song and Music Activities | Spotlight on Rosa Parks

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  1. Are you looking for Black History Month songs with differentiated Orff accompaniments for grades K-5? These authentic civil rights songs are perfect for ANY TIME OF YEAR. Engaging performance activities for grades K-5 and differentiated biographies of civil rights leaders make these resources valua
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Do you need an engaging Black History Month Song with differentiated Orff activities for grades K-5? I Shall Not Be Moved is a traditional spiritual and authentic civil rights song that is perfect for your classroom or a performance ANY TIME OF YEAR. Differentiated activities will have students actively engaged singing, playing, reading pitch, rhythm, treble clef note names, and more.

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Resources included in this Easy-to-Use Black History Song BUNDLE

Included in this Versatile Resource

  • Projectable lesson - PowerPoint version
  • Simple directions for uploading as Google Slides version
  • Two rhythmic ostinato patterns
  • Two melodic ostinato patterns
  • Two leveled biographies of Rosa Parks
  • Rehearsal mp3 audio file

Differentiation Made Simple

  • Orff accompaniments of varying difficulty are provided.
  • Melodic ostinato patterns are notated with and without note name prompts.*
  • Each differentiated resource provides attainable performance options for young students while challenging older students.
  • See the PREVIEW for a chart outlining the music elements taught at each level.

*Slides may be printed for individual students needing additional support.

Includes Everything You Need to Teach Engaging Effective Lessons

  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Simple observational assessment options with rubric
  • Learning Targets written as clear concise student-centered “I can” statements
  • Suggested performance options for each level
  • Large easy-to-read music notation
  • Two rhythmic ostinato patterns
  • Two melodic ostinato patterns
  • Percussion ensemble scores
  • Rehearsal MP3 audio file
  • Short biographies of a civil rights leader - early and upper elementary versions
  • Song lyrics slides
  • Song notation slides
  • Flexible instrumentation
  • Realistic xylophone diagrams for "air play" practice
  • Simple piano accompaniment
  • Guided instruction leads teacher & students through lessons
  • Interactive Table of Contents for easy navigation of lessons

Flexible Resources are Not Rhythm Syllable Specific

The resources in our Music Literacy Series do not dictate the use of any specific rhythm syllable system. You may use any rhythm reading system - Kodály, French Time, Gordon, Takadimi, or Numerical.

From Other Music Teachers. . . . . . . .

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Miss H. - My students LOVED doing this as a part of Black History Month. So many great resources and activities to fill a whole unit.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Brianna P. - My students grew to love this song and we ended up performing at a school assembly. Definitely will be part of my yearly repertoire.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sally - The primary and intermediate information slides are very thorough. The Orff arrangement is very accessible, with options to use with different grade levels. Very nice resource!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Andrew B. - Great resource to use for Black History Month!


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