The more songs I teach the more I realize I have a large group of students who absolutely LOVE American folk music and western swing music! It is completely shocking considering the population of students that I have, but I love it because I get to teach them a lot of my favorite songs
Keeping with the Colorado music theme in 4th grade and their new-found love of John Denver, I decided to teach another one of his more popular songs. This song has ties to West Virginia and Appalachia so I included photos in the background to give my student's some perspective on the landscape.
My 4th graders are really god at finding the bigger meaning in very descriptive lyrics and this is a great song for that!