In this lesson you will
  • learn songs for Earth Day
  • Make up actions for song
  • Sing, move and clap music at different tempos

Objectives

  • I can sing songs
  • I can read, perform and create rhythms using ta, ti-ti, and too-oo
  • I can sing, move and clap at different tempos

Teaching Procedure

1 Read the Words of the song, "We've Only Got One Planet"

Read the Words of the song, "We've Only Got One Planet"

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Song Used: One Planet

2 Watch and Listen to the song, "We've Only Got One Planet"

Watch and Listen to the song, "We've Only Got One Planet"

Play the video again, and this time sing along.

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Song Used: One Planet

3 Watch the Kids Demo for "We've Only Got One Planet"

Watch the Kids Demo for "We've Only Got One Planet"

The kids in the video are doing movements to show what the song is about.

Try making your own movements for the song, or copy the movements that the kids in the video are doing.

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

4 Read the Words for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Read the Words for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

5 Read the Rhythms for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Read the rhythms for the song.

6 Watch and Listen to the the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Watch and Listen to the the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Play it again and sing along

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

7 Watch the Actions for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Watch the Actions for the song, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree."

Sing along and copy the actions.

The song is played 3 times. It starts at a medium tempo (speed).
In music, a medium tempo is called moderato.

Then it goes faster. Allegro means fast and lively.

Then is goes even faster. Presto means very quickly.

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Song Used: Under the Chestnut Tree

8 Play a Tempo Game

In the Chestnut Tree song, you sang at different tempos, or speeds.

Try clapping rhythms at different tempos in the Tempo activity.

Start with level 2 or 3.

Song Used: Plant a Tree

9 EXTRA: Sing the Song, "Plant a Tree"

EXTRA: If you'd like to learn one more song for Earth Day, watch and listen to "Plant a Tree."

Then try singing along.

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10 Read the Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

11 Assessment Suggestions

Possible Assessments:

- write down the three tempos that were in the song, Under the Chestnut Tree and tell what they mean

- send your teacher a video of you clapping the rhythms for Under the Chestnut Tree

12 Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.

Music education is important for all learners.

For more details copy and paste these links into your browser

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/

Https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1656&context=stu_hon_theses

https://www.luther.edu/oneota-reading-journal/archive/2012/learning-literacy-through-music/

Https://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/663701/SA-DECS-Fluency-doc.pdf