Goals #3:

  • The primary central focus is to introduce students to musical elements: melody (diatonic scales) and rhythm. (Pr: 4.2)
    • Students will be able to notate C major scale on the staff. (Do Re Mi, We Shall Over Come) and identify ABCD form. (Sym of Hawaiian Bird, #4. Vanished Voices: A Farewell to the ‘Ō‘ō)
    • Students will be able to identify dotted quarter, whole note, and simple quadruple meter. (Do Re Mi, We Shall Over Come)

Musical Elements:

  • Melody (Tonalities)
  • Harmony
  • Rhythm
  • Style (Listening)
  • Dynamics (Listening)
  • Form (Listening)
  • Tone colors (Orchestra)


Style

The history of We Shall Overcome (you may use other good resources)



  • Introduce the history of the We Shall Overcome to the students (melody and lyrics). How did it evolve?
  • Relate to the Civil Rights movement. For those who did the Long Journey to Freedom, this song is a good extension of that project. (password: freedom)
  • Relate to COVID-19, do you think we will overcome the crisis? How do the students feel singing this song? (STANDARDS: RESPONDING)


Melody and Rhythm



  • Students will be able to notate C major scale on the staff. (Do Re Mi, We Shall Over Come) and identify strophic form. 
  • Students will be able to identify dotted quarter, whole note, and simple quadruple meter. (Do Re Mi, We Shall Over Come)

Form & Style (21st composition)

  • Students will be able to identify ABCD form. (Sym of Hawaiian Bird, #4. Vanished Voices: A Farewell to the ‘Ō‘ō)

‘Ō‘ō bird

Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds - ‘Ō‘ō bird



Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds, #4. VANISHED VOICES