Middle School Lesson 37 (updated 2021)

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • “William Tell Overture” – review, play along, tennis ball play along
  • #46 “COFFEE” – play along with tennis balls
  • “Hungarian Dance no. 5” – bounce and play with balls, create ball bounce routine
  • and/or campfire songs option
    • #102 “Siyahamba” – learn song
    • #16 “Fish and Chips” – sing in 3 parts
    • #78 “She Waded in the Water” – review song
    • #79 “Corner Grocery Store” – create verses

if time permits, review the following songs

  • #100 “Sippin’ Milkshakes”
  • #24 “Oh My Darling Frankenstein”
  • #30 “Hanky Panky”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing songs from a variety of times and places.
  • I can perform and create ball bouncing to music.

Teaching Procedure

1 Review "William Tell Overture"

Read the slide to learn about Rossini's "William Tell" opera.

2 Review Play Along with "Finale from William Tell"

Choose instruments or body percussion to play along.
You could play with hands or sticks on your desk.
You could play this on bucket drums.

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3 Play Tennis or Kick Balls to the Music

Play tennis or kick balls to the music.

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Song Used: COFFEE

4 Play with tennis balls to COFFEE CANON

Divide the class into 3 groups.
Copy the movements for your group.

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5 Bounce/Play Balls to "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

Try this ball-bouncing routine to Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5".

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6 Create Your Own Ball Bounce Routine

Now you've tried 3 different ways of playing or bouncing balls to music, create your own routine.
Use the audio track below, or use a favorite school-appropriate song.

7 Campfire Songs!

This week we’ll sing some songs that you could sing around the campfire or on a car trip.

Song Used: Siyahamba

8 Learn #102 "Siyahamba"

Siyahamba comes from South Africa.
The title means "We Are Marching" or "We are Walking" in the Zulu language.
This may have been a Zulu folk song. It was first written down by Andries Van Tonder, an elder of the Judith Church.

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Song Used: Fish and Chips

9 Learn #16 “Fish and Chips”

Learn all 3 parts of this fun camp song.
Can you sing it in 3 parts?

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Song Used: She Waded In The Water

10 Learn #78 “She Waded in the Water”

This is another fun camp song.

If you have ukuleles, this song uses the chords G, C, D.

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Song Used: Corner Grocery Store

11 Learn #79 “Corner Grocery Store”

In this camp song, you make up verses.
How many verses can you create?

If you have ukuleles, this song uses the chords G, D7, C, Am (Key of G - easier for students) or F, C7, Bb, Gm (more difficult).

If you have more time, other good camp songs to consider for review:
#100 “Sippin’ Milkshakes”
#24 “Oh My Darling Frankenstein”
#30 “Hanky Panky”

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