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Looking to use Grade 5 Lesson 32 in your Grade 5 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Timbre of Orchestral Instruments, Time Signature

You'll also cover the themes of: Our Musical World, North America, Central America, Europe, Eras in Music, Renaissance

Grade 5 Lesson 32

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Warm up with rhythms in 3/4
  2. Teach “‘Neath the Lilacs”
  3. Optional: Play “‘Neath the Lilacs” on Ukulele or Guitar
  4. Optional: Complete the time signature worksheet
  5. Play along to some renaissance music
  6. Teach “Come Follow”
  7. Sort the rhythms for “Come Follow”
  8. Optional: Learn about the Renaissance period
  9. Optional: Listen and watch a broken consort playing renaissance music
  10. Learn about Cinco de Mayo
  11. Read about “Los Machetes”
  12. Read some fun facts about Mexico
  13. Try the dance steps for “Los Machetes”
  14. Dance “Los Machetes”
  15. Watch a performance of “Los Machetes” on AGT

Extensions

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.

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 perform rhythms
  • I can perform a traditional dance

Warm up with rhythms in 3/4

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Warm up with rhythms in 3/4

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Teach “‘Neath the Lilacs”

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Song Used: ‘Neath the Lilacs

Teach “‘Neath the Lilacs”

This is an old song that tells a story. Meredith/Covell/Brown (Folk Songs of Australia, Volume 2, pages 130-131) says that the tune for this song came from "The Evening Stars," a waltz by Joseph Franz Karl Lanner (1801-1843). The author is unknown. The earliest recording was in the early 1920s.

Teach the song by rote. You could divide the class into two groups to tell the two sides of the story. The traditional words have been adapted slightly to avoid the use of the words “smoked his cigar” in a song for elementary school. We substituted the words “ate chocolate bars”.

Use the song to teach or reinforce the 3/4 time signature. You could use this song to teach about simple meter. The term simple means that each of these beats can be broken into two notes. For example, 3/4 is classified as simple triple. The rhythms are reading material, but the melody should be taught by rote. Review how to read first and second endings.

Optional: Play “‘Neath the Lilacs” on Ukulele or Guitar

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Song Used: ‘Neath the Lilacs

Optional: Play “‘Neath the Lilacs” on Ukulele or Guitar

If you transpose the song into the key of G, the song uses only three chords - D, A, and E - so it provides an excellent opportunity to accompany singing with guitars or ukuleles. The ukulele arrangement at MusicplayOnline is transposed to this key.

Optional: Complete the time signature worksheet

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Song Used: ‘Neath the Lilacs

Optional: Complete the time signature worksheet

Play along to some renaissance music

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Listening Selection Used: La giloxia

Play along to some renaissance music

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Teach “Come Follow”

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Song Used: Come Follow

Teach “Come Follow”

On the board write the word “Renaissance” and brainstorm with the students to find out what they know about the Renaissance period. Play the song “Come Follow” for the students. Tell them that it is an English song from the Renaissance. Ask them what they think the song was used for.

The original words were written by John Hilton and published in 1652 in his book, "Catch That Catch Can: A Choice Collection of Catches, Rounds, and Canons"

Come follow, follow, follow, follow, follow, follow me.
Whither shall I follow, follow, follow,
Whither shall I follow, follow thee?
To the gallow, to the gallow, to the gallow, gallows tree.

The gallows tree was the tree used to hang criminals. During the Renaissance, justice was harsh. A youth could be hung just for stealing a loaf of bread. This song may have been sung as people would go to the gallows to watch a hanging.

Teach the melody by rote. Students may be able to read most or all of the rhythms. It's a good song to use to teach the dotted 8th-16th note rhythm. When students know the song well try it as a two part round. Later when the students know it really well, try it as a three part round.

Sort the rhythms for “Come Follow”

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Song Used: Come Follow

Sort the rhythms for “Come Follow”

Optional: Learn about Renaissance period

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Optional: Learn about Renaissance period

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Optional: Listen and watch a broken consort playing renaissance music

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Optional: Listen and watch a broken consort playing renaissance music

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Learn about Cinco de Mayo

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Learn about Cinco de Mayo

Learn about Cinco de Mayo

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!

Give each student a pair of rhythm sticks.

Read some fun facts about Mexico

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Read some fun facts about Mexico

Try the dance steps for “Los Machetes”

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Try the dance steps for “Los Machetes”

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

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