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Looking to use Grade 5 Lesson 14 in your Grade 5 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Romantic, 1800s, Europe, Winter, Our Musical World

Grade 5 Lesson 14

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Concepts(s):
Beat, Form
Themes(s):
Romantic, 1800s, Europe, Winter, Our Musical World
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Play along with instruments to “Trepak” from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)
  2. Do the scarf routine for “Trepak” from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)
  3. Optional: Play Trepak on Boomwhackers
  4. Complete a rhythm erase
  5. Review “Winter is Here”
  6. Option 1: Play “Winter is Here” on Ukuleles or Guitars
  7. Option 2: Teach the Orff Arrangement for “Winter is Here”
  8. Teach “Christmas Shopping Blues”
  9. Create movement and sing “Christmas Shopping Blues”
  10. Identify the whole rest
  11. Learn about the Blues form
  12. Learn about The 12 Bar Blues
  13. Optional: Complete a Worksheet About the 12 Bar Blues
  14. Teach “Campana sobre campana”
  15. Learn about the song “Campana sobre campana”
  16. Learn a body percussion sequence for “Jingle Bells” (Part 1 & 2)
  17. Sing “Jingle Bells Batmans Smells”

Extensions:

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 describe the 12 bar blues.
  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can sing a song in Spanish.
  • I can read the rhythms of a song.

Play along with instruments to "Trepak" from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)

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Unit Used: Nutcracker

Play along with instruments to "Trepak" from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)

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Do the scarf routine for "Trepak" from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)

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Unit Used: Nutcracker

Do the scarf routine for "Trepak" from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)

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Optional: Play Trepak on Boomwhackers

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Instrument Song Used: Trepak

Optional: Play Trepak on Boomwhackers

Boomwhackers used: C D E F G A Bb B

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Complete a rhythm erase

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Song Used: Winter Is Here

Complete a rhythm erase

Clap all 4 rhythms. Click on a square to take one away.
Clap all 4 rhythms, including the missing one. Click on a square to take another away.
Clap all 4 rhythms, including the missing ones. Click on a square to take another away.
Clap all 4 rhythms, including the missing ones. Click on a square to take another away.
Invite 4 students to help you write the complete rhythm on the board. (Each does one square)
Ask the students if they can identify the song.

Review "Winter is Here"

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Song Used: Winter Is Here

Review "Winter is Here"

This is a four part round. Be sure the students can sing the melody well in unison before trying it in parts. The first time you try having them sing in parts, have all the class sing the round in unison and you sing the round. If the class is successful, divide them into two groups. Have each group sing the round twice, with the second group beginning after measure two. When they are successful at this, try the round in three parts (as recorded) and then in four parts.

Option 1: Play "Winter is Here" on Ukuleles or Guitars

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Song Used: Winter Is Here

Option 1: Play "Winter is Here" on Ukuleles or Guitars

Option 2: Teach the Orff Arrangement for "Winter is Here"

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Song Used: Winter Is Here

Option 2: Teach the Orff Arrangement for "Winter is Here"

Creative Ideas: Have the students create movement to accompany the song. Perform it as a singing and movement canon.

Teach "Christmas Shopping Blues"

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Song Used: Christmas Shopping Blues

Teach "Christmas Shopping Blues"

This is a Christmas song about leaving Christmas shopping until the last minute. You can use the song to introduce your students to the 12 bar blues. Teach “Christmas Shopping Blues” by rote.

Create movement and sing "Christmas Shopping Blues"

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Song Used: Christmas Shopping Blues

Create movement and sing "Christmas Shopping Blues"

Create movement to go with the song, "Christmas Shopping Blues".

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Identify the whole rest

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Song Used: Christmas Shopping Blues

Identify the whole rest

Learn about the Blues form

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Song Used: Christmas Shopping Blues

Learn about the Blues form

Learn about the Blues form

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Learn about The 12 Bar Blues

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Song Used: Christmas Shopping Blues

Learn about The 12 Bar Blues

Learn about the 12 Bar Blues.

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Optional: Complete a Worksheet About the 12 Bar Blues

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Song Used: Christmas Shopping Blues

Optional: Complete a Worksheet About the 12 Bar Blues

Optional: Complete a worksheet about the 12 bar blues.

If you have Boomwhackers, play the root of the chords on Boomwhackers. (or barred instruments).

Teach the chords used, and try playing along with the song.
C= CEG
F=FAC
G=GBDF

Teach "Campana sobre campana"

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Song Used: Campana sobre campana

Teach "Campana sobre campana"

This song gives the students an opportunity to learn a Christmas song in Spanish. Teach the song by rote. Use the audio to teach the Spanish pronunciations. Play a phrase of the song, pause it, and have the students repeat the phrase. Continue in this way until the students have repeated the entire song in Spanish.

Learn about the song "Campana sobre campana"

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Song Used: Campana sobre campana

Learn about the song "Campana sobre campana"

Learn a body percussion sequence for "Jingle Bells" (Part 1 & 2)

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Instrument Song Used: Jingle Bells Body Percussion

Learn a body percussion sequence for "Jingle Bells" (Part 1 & 2)

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Sing "Jingle Bells Batmans Smells"

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Unit Used: Christmas Secular

Sing "Jingle Bells Batmans Smells"

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