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Looking to use Grade 5 Lesson 32: Cinco de Mayo in your Grade 5 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Timbre of Unpitched Instruments

Grade 5 Lesson 32: Cinco de Mayo

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Concepts(s):
Timbre of Unpitched Instruments
Rhythm(s):
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  • learn about Cinco de Mayo
  • learn about and sing the song “La Bamba”
  • bucket/desk drum with the song “La Bamba”
  • Learn about the Los Machetes dance, and try the dance

May the 4th is “Star Wars Day”
There is a module in Learning Modules – General for classes with 1:1 devices to work in Chrome Music Lab creating the Star Wars themes.  If you have devices you could opt for this lesson instead of lesson 32.

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can read and perform rhythms
  • I can perform a traditional dance

Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo

- read about Cinco de Mayo

Learn about "La Bamba" 1

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Learn about "La Bamba" 1

- read the slide

Ritchie Valens performance

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Ritchie Valens performance

This is a YouTube link.

If the link doesn't work for you google "Ritchie Valens performance La Bamba"

Please note: This is a scene from "La Bamba" (1987) where Lou Diamond Phillips plays Ritchie Valens.

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Learn about Ritchie Valens

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Learn about Ritchie Valens

- read the slide

View a biography of Ritchie Valens

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View a biography of Ritchie Valens

This is a YouTube link.

If the link doesn't work, google "Ritchie Valens - Mexican-American Singer & Songwriter | Mini Bio| BIO"

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Learn about "La Bamba" 2

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Learn about "La Bamba" 2

- read the slide

Watch a video of the dance

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Watch a video of the dance

This is a YouTube link.

If the link doesn't work for you google "Mexico - Veracruz - La Bamba"

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Learn about "La Bamba" 4

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Learn about "La Bamba" 4

- read the slide

"La Bamba" Translation

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"La Bamba" Translation

- read the slide

Learn to sing "La Bamba"

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Learn to sing "La Bamba"

- play the video, pausing after each phrase to echo

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Bucket or Desk Drum with "La Bamba"

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Bucket or Desk Drum with "La Bamba"

- practice the patterns shown

- you can play this on a desk with 2 sticks, or on bucket drums

Practice the Drum Patterns for "La Bamba"

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Practice the Drum Patterns for "La Bamba"

- this is a demo of the A, then the B section, then the entire song

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Play bucket/desk with "La Bamba"

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Play bucket/desk with "La Bamba"

- play the entire song

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Read about "Los Machetes"

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Read about "Los Machetes"

Read about "Los Machetes"

This is a dance from Mexico, that we can learn for Cinco de Mayo!

In-Person: give each student a pair of rhythm sticks

Virtual: find a pair of wooden spoons or spoons to use in this dance

Read some fun facts about Mexico

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Read some fun facts about Mexico

- read together

Try the dance steps

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Try the dance steps

- read and try the dance steps

Dance "Los Machetes"

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Dance "Los Machetes"

- copy the movements on the video with the students

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Watch a performance of "Los Machetes" on AGT

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Watch a performance of "Los Machetes" on AGT

This is a YouTube link.

If the link doesn't work, google "Los Machetes America's Got Talent"

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Watch another performance of "Los Machetes"

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Watch another performance of "Los Machetes"

This is another YouTube link.

This features an adult dance performance with real machetes.

If the link doesn't work, google "Machetes Dance"

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