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Grade 5 Lesson 33

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Grades(s):
Grade 5
Months / Weeks(s):
May, Week 2
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Introduction

In this lesson you will

  • sing and play along with the song “Oh Mary”
  • learn about the origins of the song
  • learn about how the song was used during the civil rights movement
  • listen to and compare performances by Georgia Field Hands and Bruce Springsteen

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can create an accompaniment for a song
  • I can compare and respond to two performances

Learn to sing the song, "Oh, Mary Don't You Weep No More"

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Learn to sing the song, "Oh, Mary Don't You Weep No More"

- play a line, then echo

- continue until you have sung verse 1

- play the video again and sing the whole song

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Add a descant

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Add a descant

- learn the descant

- sing the descant with the chorus

Add body percussion to the chorus

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Add body percussion to the chorus

- learn the body percussion shown below

- perform the body percussion while singing the chorus

Discuss the time signature

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Discuss the time signature

Learn the pitch letter names in the song

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Learn the pitch letter names in the song

Play the song on an instrument

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Play the song on an instrument

- sing the pitch letter names

- try playing the song on an instrument

- a link to a glockenspiel is given below

Link to a glockenspiel

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Link to a glockenspiel

- play the melody above on a glockenspiel

Read about the song 1

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Read about the song 1

Read about the song 2

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Read about the song 2

YouTube link to Pete Seeger, "If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus"

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YouTube link to Pete Seeger, "If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus"

This is a YouTube link.

If the link doesn't work, google "Pete Seeger If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus"

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Listen to a second recording of "If You Miss Me"

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Listen to a second recording of "If You Miss Me"

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If the link doesn't work, google "If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus"

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Listening questions

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Listening questions

- these are questions to think about as you listen to the 1929 performance

Link to 1929 performance

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Link to 1929 performance

This is a YouTube link.

If the link doesn't work, google "Georgia Field Hands, Oh Mary Don't You Weep no More"

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Listening questions

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Listening questions

- these are questions to think about as you listen to the Bruce Springsteen performance

Link to Bruce Springsteen performance

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Link to Bruce Springsteen performance

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- if the link doesn't work, google "Bruce Springsteen Oh Mary Don't You Weep no More"

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Compare the 1929 and Bruce Springsteen performances

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Compare the 1929 and Bruce Springsteen performances

- this worksheet is given as a printable in the supporting resources

- complete the worksheet, or have a discussion about similarities and differences in the two performances

Optional: Bruce Springsteen biography

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Optional: Bruce Springsteen biography

This is a YouTube link.

If the link doesn't work, google "Bruce Springsteen biography"

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