Are you looking for ways to incorporate children's literature into your music classroom? How about bringing more songs of America and patriotism to your students? This great set includes five great children's stories with the following additional mini-lessons:
*The Rocket's Red Glare
Comparing & contrasting versions of The Star Spangled Banner
Learning of the music & words of The Star Spangled Banner
*We the Kids
Listening, analyzing & describing with a listening glyph
Learning the words, meaning & song of "The Preamble"
*The Pledge of Allegiance in Translation (What It Really Means)
Learning the words & meaning of the Pledge
Quick write activity
Learning to rap the Pledge of Allegiance
Introduction to call & response
*Purple Mountain Majesties
Learning the history behind "America, the Beautiful"
Learning to sing "America, the Beautiful"
Red, white & blue plastic plate movement routine (video included)
*Celebrate the 50 States
Memorizing all 50 states through song
Learning about Ray Charles
State Report Research activity & project
Note: Music, lyrics & video not included, with the exception of the "America, the Beautiful" plate routine. Versions of each song are your choice unless otherwise noted. Additional resources are suggested, but not required.
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