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Black History Month Music – Songs and Activities

Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month in your music classroom? Engage your students in Black History Month with this comprehensive set of songs, activities, and lessons. Perfect for Kindergarten through Fifth grade, this resource includes worksheets, mini-lessons, a bulletin board, and more to make teaching African-American History a breeze. With these ready-to-use materials, teachers can provide students with a comprehensive understanding of African-American history and culture.

$7.50

File Type:

ZIP

# of Pages:

61 pages

Grade LeveL:

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Description

Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month in your music classroom? Engage your students in Black History Month with this comprehensive set of songs, activities, and lessons. Perfect for Kindergarten through Fifth grade, this resource includes worksheets, mini-lessons, a bulletin board, and more to make teaching African-American History a breeze. With these ready-to-use materials, teachers can provide students with a comprehensive understanding of African-American history and culture.

This set includes:

  • 5 songs for Black History Month: Freedom Train, Joe Turner Blues, Go Down Moses, Old House, and Peanut Butter and Jelly, with notes and suggestions
  • Eight book mini-lessons for these books: “Dizzy,” “What a Wonderful World,” “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” “I See the Rhythm,” “Ben's Trumpet,” “To Be a Drum,” “Duke Ellington: Piano Prince and his Orchestra,” and “Charlie Parker Played Be Bop,” including objectives, materials, and aligned standards.
  • PowerPoints with music/sounds embedded for “Dizzy,” “Ben's Trumpet,” and “To Be a Drum”
  • Instrument identification worksheet for “Ben's Trumpet”
  • Bulletin board, famous African-Americans, including musicians, artists, inventors, and more
  • Visuals to teach the song “Old House”
  • 3 biographical musician worksheets, for Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday

Many of the activities in this product could also be used for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. See the preview for more details.

Note: Many of the book mini-lessons include recommendations for various recordings. I could not include these recordings due to copyright issues.

Benefits:

  • Ready-to-use materials for Black History Month celebrations
  • Engages students through music and interactive activities
  • Promotes cultural understanding and appreciation
  • Provides opportunities for cross-curricular learning
  • Supports the teaching of important historical events and figures

How to use:

  1. Introduce the topic of Black History Month and explain its significance.
  2. Teach the included songs
  3. Use the worksheets and mini-lessons to facilitate further learning and exploration of African-American history.
  4. Post the bulletin board in your classroom during the month of February

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Question: How long do these plans last for?

Answer: These could be implemented throughout the month of February.

 

Question: Does this set require lots of prep?

Answer: I created this set so that it would require little prep. The lessons can be used as is, or can be edited. The accompanying materials can simply be printed or opened up. You will need to buy the picture books or borrow them from your school or local library.

 

Question: Does this set require technology?

Answer: There are some files that would need to be projected onto your interactive white board.

 

Question: Which programs do I need to open up the files?

Answer: The set comes in a zipped folder, which you will need to unzip. The file types include:

  • PDF
  • PowerPoint

 

READ REVIEWS FROM OTHER MUSIC EDUCATORS!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Excited to use this, especially to incorporate more books and literacy in my lessons!”

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I was stumped as to how to incorporate black history month with my music class…and this worked perfectly! Thank you sooo much.”

Download the preview for more information.

Please email me with any questions or concerns at aileen.miracle@yahoo.com.

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