Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge We Sing in One Voice for All Beliefs - Section 4: Closing the Loop



To make the connection to Common Core media and writing expectations in a fun way - I have had my students continue this lesson with the addition of writing their own songs, ballads or poetry after the song comparison lesson is completed. We even did a power point of rhyming words and pictures one year and put them all to music. The goal should be to take connections from prior history lessons and books that they read to create a song that speaks about events that happened in our countries past or present history. Wish I had saved some examples to show you but if you search youtube there are plenty of student singers you could use as an example to get them started.



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We Sing in One Voice for All Beliefs

Unit 13: Creating our Government Through Blood, Sweat and Fears
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: and contrast the significance of the American ideals in the patriotic songs "The Star Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful".

Big Idea: We sing to share what we believe with those around us. Our countries songs reflect our pride and belief in all citizens having rights and freedoms.

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