Sing along with this song (to the tune of Rudolphe) and then have your students create their own colonial carols to integrate Writing and the Content Areas. This graphic organizer is a great pre-writing activity. This is a fun LA lesson to do before winter break. My class writes carols about Jamestown that we sing all around the school.
The song sheets at the end can be used for students to create their own songs about the Virginia Studies curriculum, any content at all!
SAMPLE of SONG (not entire song)
Sing To the Tune of Rudolphe, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You know Ashburn and Sterling and Reston
Fairfax and Falls Church and Arlington City
But do you recall?
The most famous city of all?
Jamestown, Virginia’s first capitol
Had very brackish water
And if you ever saw it
You would even say life was hard
Then one day in 1619,
A ship of Africans came
Indentured servants, maybe slaves
They didn’t want to come over this way
Soon the colony was growing
Planting lots of tobacco
Jamestown, Virginia’s first capital
You’ll go down in history!