Grade 5 Lesson 16

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • Listen to the story, “Follow the Drinking Gourd” by Cari Mester.
  • Learn to sing the song, “Follow the Drinking Gourd”
  • Illustrate part of the song.  (create a big class book)

Objectives

  • I can sing a folk song.
  • I can demonstrate understanding of a musical text.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd

1 Listen to the Reading of the Story "Follow the Drinking Gourd" by Cari Meister

Listen to the story.

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Song Used: Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd

2 Learn About the Song

Read the slide to learn more about the song.

Song Used: Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd

3 Learn About the Song

This slide teaches what some of the words mearnt in code.

Song Used: Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd

4 Learn to Sing the Song, "Follow the Drinkin' Gourd"

Listen to a line, then pause and sing it back.

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Song Used: Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd

5 Create a Class Book of "Follow the Drinkin' Gourd" by Illustrating Part of the Lyrics

Have each student illustrate one page of the lyrics.

In-person: Copy the lyrics from the supporting resources and give each student one page.
If you have more than 12 students, make several copies of the book.

Virtual: Have the students choose which part of the lyrics they would like to illustrate.