Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month in your music classroom? This comprehensive set will save you lots of time, and 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 embedded music/sounds, for “Dizzy,” “Ben's Trumpet,” and “To Be a Drum”
- Instrument identification worksheet for “Ben's Trumpet”
- Bulletin board with famous African-Americans, including musicians, artists, inventors, and more
- Song visuals to teach the song “Old House”
Note: Many of the book mini-lessons include recommendations for various recordings. I could not include these recordings due to copyright issues.
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Many of the activities in this product could also be used for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. See the preview for more details.
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