James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Song

James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Song
James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Song
James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Songplay
James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Song
James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Song
James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Song
James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Song
James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Song
James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Song
James Armistead & General Lafayette VS.5 Virginia Studies Reading Passage & Song
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Are you looking for an engaging way to teach Virginia Studies? Well, look no further!

This Virginia Studies reading passage is based on two history rap songs that teach students about the Virginia Studies 5 SOL: contributions of Virginians such as James Armistead Lafayette and General Marquis de Lafayette who participated in the Revolutionary War in Virginia. This activity also addresses Virginia Studies SOL .5B - identifying the roles played by Virginians during the American Revolutionary War.

This activity includes:

  • the song lyrics
  • short-response, comprehension questions with the answer key
  • extension activities for expanding student knowledge that are detailed below.

Listen to the song "James Armistead Lafayette" in the preview!

Listen with subtitles on YouTube!

Listen to the song "James and the General Lafayette" on YouTube!

*Use the song lyrics as an American Revolution, readers theater activity! Read more below.*

How to use this activity:

- Students will preview the comprehension questions on page 1 then listen to the songs on YouTube while following along with the lyrics on pages 2 and 3.

- Students will then answer the questions on page 1. When students are done, they can continue to be engaged by completing the extension activities on page 4.

- The extension activities include:

  • the song lyrics for use as a readers theater activity: Students can dramatize the song lyrics in pairs, choosing either James Armistead or General Lafayette as a character.
  • an inferencing activity
  • instructions for students to use the song's instrumental for writing their own songs about James Armistead and General Lafayette.

- The answer key for page 1 is located on page 5.

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Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
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