CLASSROOM SINGING COMPETITION = THE JACKSON TOAST
This is a really fun lesson that gives your class a chance to form 4 cooperative groups and analyze a portion of the lyrics from “The Jackson Toast” a campaign song from the important election of 1828 when Andrew Jackson and his new Democratic Party won the Presidency. After analyzing and then explaining their section of lyrics to the class each group will then sing their section of the song in a Classroom Singing Competition. This lesson comes with a PowerPoint presentation that has 9 slides giving background about Jackson and Adams along with group breakdown of the lyrics for the song. NOTE: The free preview download that comes with this lesson is a Word document that has (1) a 2 sided handout for the students, (2) teacher instructions, and (3) a brief historical essay to give the teacher more background information on the topic. This is over 7 pages in all. My students have a great time with this lesson and I think your students will too! Look for the MP3 recording from Professor Presley “The Jackson Toast” found here on TPT along with the PowerPoint lesson and cooperative group project “The Election of 1824” which serves as a perfect lead in to this musical lesson in history.