Overview: This product is a curriculum integration tool incorporating music, history, math and writing for 2-5th. The lesson is built around students learning some facts about Bach, identifying and singing a musical theme with original fun lyrics and writing creative narratives.
Music vocabulary words are used. Math principles may be applied through the use of rhythm patterns.
An easy Orff arrangement is provided. Two Writing Prompts for 2nd – 5th are included, emphasizing the common core standards in writing. An easy Word Find puzzle with music vocabulary words is also included.
• Original fun lyrics to the tune of “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Melody line with chordal accompaniment)
• Song Sheet (lyrics only)
• Teaching Suggestions
• Fact sheet
• Common Core standards for 2nd-5th writing as appropriate to this lesson
• 2 Writing prompts
• Word Find Puzzle
• Rhythm patterns (used in Orff arrangement)
• Orff arrangement using the following instruments:
o Soprano Recorder
o Sop. Glockenspiel
o Alto Xylophone
o Bass Xylophone
o Tone Chimes/Resonator Bells
o Hand Drum
Age Appropriate for:
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Portrait of Bach: Courtesy of Wikipedia Public Domain
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