Middle School Back to School 4

In this lesson you will

  • echo body percussion
  • create your own body percussion and perform it with music
  • “Star Spangled Banner” – learn the lyrics
  • “Lift Every Voice and Sing” – compare 2 performances

Objectives

  • I can echo body percussion and create my own body percussion.
  • I can sing the "Star Spangled Banner".
  • I can compare performances of the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing".

Teaching Procedure

1 Echo body percussion

Echo body percussion.

This body percussion uses 16th notes.

2 Create your own body percussion patterns

Create your own body percussion patterns and play them with the audio that is given.

Include some half notes (2 beats) and whole notes (4 beats) in your creation.

Song Used: Star Spangled Banner

3 Learn about the "Star Spangled Banner"

Review pages 1 to 21 of the "Star Spangled Banner" interactive activity.

On page 15 of the activity, you can sing the "Star Spangled Banner".

Do the interactive activities from page 21 to the end.

4 Optional: Fill in the missing lyrics for the "Star Spangled Banner"

Optional: Fill in the Missing lyrics for the "Star Spangled Banner".

You can download and print the worksheet given in Supporting Resources.
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Save ink and paper by writing the lyrics out on a piece of paper.

5 Listen to a Beyoncé performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Listen to a Beyoncé performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing".

How would you describe this performance?

How does this performance make you feel?

This is a Safeshare link.
If the Safeshare link doesn't work, search internet for "Beyoncé Homecoming Lift Every Voice".

6 Listen to the Kirk Franklin's performance of the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Listen to the Kirk Franklin's performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing".

How would you describe this performance?

How does this performance make you feel?

Can you sing along?

Which performance do you prefer? Why?

This is a Safeshare link.
If the Safeshare link doesn't work, search internet for "Kirk Franklin Lift Every Voice and Sing".

7 Compare the Beyoncé and the Kirk Franklin performances of "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Compare the Beyoncé and the Kirk Franklin performances of "Lift Every Voice and Sing".

Print the worksheet and answer the questions.
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Save ink and paper and write your answers on plain paper.

8 Review any of the songs you like or find new favourites

Repetition is one of the ways that we learn something well.

Students improve singing on pitch, learn the lyrics and melody better with each repetition.

Students will develop their musicality if you sing, move, play more often!

Keep a list of the songs and activities that you like, and use the search tool to find them.