Fifty Nifty United States Lyrics PowerPoint

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Grade Levels
1st - 6th
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54 pages
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I created this slideshow (in .pptx format) for my students to help them learn the lyrics to the song "Fifty Nifty United States" (originally from School House Rock, found in many general music curricula, such as Making Music by Silver-Burdett; YouTube recordings can be found as well, although these are copyrighted). It is a great song to include in patriotic performances. And an added bonus, it is CROSS-CURRICULAR, as it teaches the 50 state names in alphabetical order!!!!

The fun part of this slideshow is that I created a separate slide for each of the 50 states, so that as the students sing the state name, they see where it is geographically in the US. It also helps because the state name is isolated to make it less overwhelming.

A bonus teaching suggestion: using a music editing program like Audacity or iTunes, isolate only the state names and play that section of the recording with the PowerPoint state slides to help students even more (if you use Audacity, you can slow down the tempo of a track so isolating the state names and slowing it down really helps!).

I hope you and your students find this song as fun, informative, and memorable as me and my students have! I still have kids years later coming back to me, singing "Fifty Nifty!"

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Total Pages
54 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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