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Looking to use Grade 4 Lesson 25 in your Grade 4 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat, Time Signature

You'll also cover the themes of: Our Musical World, Europe, Africa

Grade 4 Lesson 25

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Concepts(s):
Beat, Time Signature
Themes(s):
Our Musical World, Europe, Africa
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Warmup with “Connaughtman’s Rambles”
  2. Memorize the shamrock rhythm patterns
  3. Read the poem “Deedle Deedle Dumpling”
  4. Optional: Complete a Worksheet Notating the Rhythm of the Poem
  5. Move to an Irish Reel
  6. Teach “Tue Tue”
  7. Learn the clap game for “Tue Tue”
  8. Sing and play the clap game “Tue Tue”
  9. Learn about Ghana
  10. Review “Scotland’s Burning”
  11. Review the movements to “Scotland’s Burning”
  12. Sing and do the movements to “Scotland’s Burning”
  13. Sort the rhythms for “Scotland’s Burning”
  14. Option 1: Play “Scotland’s Burning” on the Ukulele or Guitar
  15. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangements for “Scotland’s Burning”

Extension:

Musicplay is a menu. The teacher is not expected to teach every song or activity. Choose the songs and activities from the list that will best fit your schedule and the needs of your students.

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read and play rhythms and melodies.
  • I can listen and respond to music.
  • I can create and perform an ostinato.
  • I can sing a song from Ghana.

Warmup with “Connaughtman’s Rambles”

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Song Used: Connaughtman’s Rambles

Warmup with “Connaughtman’s Rambles”

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Memorize the shamrock rhythm patterns

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Unit Used: St. Patrick’s Day

Memorize the shamrock rhythm patterns

Read the poem “Deedle Deedle Dumpling”

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Unit Used: St. Patrick’s Day

Read the poem “Deedle Deedle Dumpling”

1 - Say the poem and step the beat.
2 - Learn about accented beats.
3 - Learn about 2/4 time signature.
4 - Figure out the rhythms of the poem.
5 - Do body percussion with the poem. Try the body percussion given or create your own.
6 - Create an ostinato. Divide the class into two groups. One group will decide how to perform the ostinato, and the other group the poem. Decide how to perform. Do you like it? Try it another way!

Optional: Complete a Worksheet Notating the Rhythm of the Poem

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Unit Used: St. Patrick’s Day

Optional: Complete a Worksheet Notating the Rhythm of the Poem

Optional: Complete the worksheet

Move to an Irish Reel

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Song Used: Irish Reel

Move to an Irish Reel

Copy the movement or create your own!

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Teach “Tue Tue”

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Song Used: Tue Tue

Teach “Tue Tue”

This song was sung and shared by Nana - a Canadian who was born in Ghana and lived in Botswana before coming to Canada. View the concept slides to see Ghana on the map and learn about the country. Add the clapping pattern above to the song or have your students create a new clapping pattern to the song.

Learn the clap game for “Tue Tue”

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Learn the clap game for “Tue Tue”

Add a clapping pattern to the song. Have the students form a circle. Each student should turn to face a partner. The students pat thighs twice, then clap partner’s hands twice. Then they turn to face a new partner on the other side and repeat the actions.

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Sing and play the clap game “Tue Tue”

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Sing and play the clap game “Tue Tue”

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Learn about Ghana

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Song Used: Tue Tue

Learn about Ghana

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Review “Scotland’s Burning”

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Song Used: Scotland’s Burning

Review “Scotland’s Burning”

Have the students read the rhythm and letter names (or solfa) for the song. If you prefer, you can teach this as a rote song. Sing the song as a two-part round. When the students are successful in two parts, try it in three and then four parts.

Review the movements to “Scotland’s Burning”

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Review the movements to “Scotland’s Burning”

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Sing and do the movements to “Scotland’s Burning”

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Sing and do the movements to “Scotland’s Burning”

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Sort the rhythms for “Scotland’s Burning”

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Song Used: Scotland’s Burning

Sort the rhythms for “Scotland’s Burning”

Option 1: Play “Scotland’s Burning” on the Ukulele or Guitar

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Song Used: Scotland’s Burning

Option 1: Play “Scotland’s Burning” on the Ukulele or Guitar

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangements for “Scotland’s Burning”

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Song Used: Scotland’s Burning

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangements for “Scotland’s Burning”

Creative Ideas: Teach the students to play as well as sing the melody of the round. Then have the students improvise new melodies using C FGA C to use as variations between repetitions of the melody.

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