Black History Month Songs & Orff Activities Music BUNDLE | Civil Rights Leaders

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Frau Musik USA
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    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 valuable additions to your music library that you will use year after year.

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

    Click each song to listen to the Orff arrangements in each video preview.

    Included in Each 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 a Civil Rights Leader
    • 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 of each individual resource 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 files
    • 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 accompaniments
    • 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. . . . . . . .

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This has been a resource I have used the last three years that I add to my unit to align with 4th and 5th grade social studies. Students are engaged and the content shared provides prompts for rich discussions. The emphasis on literacy allows me to continue to teach the melodic motives for this particular grade level. I start this unit in 4th grade, review in 5th and add two more songs and biographical information about civil rights leaders. Very well done!

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mrs. M. - Thank you! I really like how you tied in each song with a mini-history lesson on important civil rights leaders! So important for students to understand the meaning and history behind the music.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Catherine K. - This made a great jumping off point for an Orff unit during Black History Month. I really appreciated the differentiation by grades in the resources. Excellent.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Heidi T. - I am loving this resource. I used the MLK highlight to with pre-k through 4th graders to teach about him, the civil rights movement, and the song Oh Freedom.. . . The primary vs. intermediate slides were very well done. I was able to pick and choose slides depending on the time I had in classes. Thank you for this fantastic resource.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mary C. - This has the right amount of information. it is easy enough that if you want to just use the history you can listen to the song and move on. Or, you can spend more time really learning the songs. They are easy enough to perform at the end of the month, but challenging enough to keep the students engaged.


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