Voices of the Revolutionary War (elementary)

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Music Social Studies
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The program length will be tailored to each classroom's needs, ranging from 45 minutes to 70 minutes depending on how many songs I perform and lead the classroom in discussing.
In-School Performance BOTH work, so this is up to the teachers to determine which is best based on the space available in the school and the audience skills of their students.

- In-School Performance (intended for the entire grade level to experience together)
- In-School Performance (intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately)
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Vocal performance with instruments, historical background on the songs, and classroom projects about the material.
Access to a smart board or projector.
A little space at the front of the room.
I CAN imagine the past by hearing and singing popular American songs from the Revolutionary War. I CAN differentiate between primary and secondary sources. I CAN use vocabulary to talk about music as a primary source. I CAN study a moment in American history by using music from that time period. I CAN learn how music was a way of distributing information, much like the Internet is today.
"Singing American History" makes history come alive for students by hearing popular songs from earlier eras: Colonial America, expansion westward and social reform, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Industrialization, the emergence of modern America, the Great Depression and the World Wars, and Post-WWII United States. A presentation includes a performance of 6-8 songs, with the option of one additional song to be taught to the students to sing along. Teachers will also be provided with extension assignments for students. A "Singing American History" presentation on the Revolutionary War includes a performance songs from early Puritans and Pilgrim settlers about religion, freedom, and New England winters. In addition, it will feature one song written by the Loyalists, another by the Patriots, and a student sing-a-long of the original lyrics to "Yankee Doodle."
Caregivers are always welcome as audience members!

Grade 5

Grade 5: History: Change, Continuity and Context 5.3: Use information about a historical source, including the maker, date, place of origin, intended audience, and purpose to judge the extent to which the source is useful for studying a particular topic.
Grade 5: History: Perspectives 5.4: Explain why individuals and groups during the same historical period differed in their perspectives.
Grade 5: Music: Responding: Anchor Standard #MU:Re7.1: Perceive and analyze artistic work. MU:Re7.1.5 Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.
Grade 5: Music: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. a. Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how responses to music are informed by the structure, the use of the elements of music, and context (such as social, cultural, and historical).
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