God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! Katharine Lee Bates, ca. Bing Crosby included the song in a medley on his album Gang Songs Ray Charles did this yet again in Miami, Florida in
Session One Discuss students' prior knowledge about sights, sounds, and places in the United States. Have students identify and name geographic features of the local area. Ask students to tell about places they may have traveled and what kinds of things they have seen in their travels.
Chart student responses and keep the chart for use in the last session. One word at a time, ask students if anyone has ever heard or knows the meanings of the following words from the song "America the Beautiful": Accept all reasonable responses and tell students they will learn more about these words.
Ask how many can sing "America the Beautiful" and give them a chance to demonstrate. Read aloud the book America the Beautiful, showing the pictures while you read.
After reading, do a repeat "picture walk," and allow students to respond and make connections to the text or the photographs. When students have finished responding, tell them that the words in this book are actually the words to the song "America the Beautiful," which they will learn to sing. Post and call students' attention to a prepared chart with the words to "America the Beautiful.
If students know the song, encourage them to sing along while you track the words on the chart.
After singing the song once or twice, ask students to identify any words they do not know. Underline those words on the chart with a colored marker and leave the chart posted on the wall.
Tell students that they will learn the meanings of these words in the next session. Session Two Gather students into a group where everyone can clearly see the chart with the words to "America the Beautiful.
Have students help you identify and read the words that you highlighted on the chart in the previous session. Then revisit the book America the Beautiful, and discuss the pictures that illustrate the highlighted words.
To help them understand the meanings of the words, ask questions such as: What do you see in this picture? Conclude this session by singing the song again while tracking the words on the chart.
Session Three Review the words students learned in Session Two by having students identify and read the words on the lyrics chart. Write the words on the board, or have student volunteers write them. Have student volunteers give informal definitions for each word, and ask other students to use each of the words in at least two different sentences.
Then, have students work in small groups to choose one or two of the words. Alternatively, the teacher can assign words to the groups so that each group will work with a different word, or the teacher can choose just one or two words for all students to work with.Memorize a Patriotic Song: America the Beautiful June 11, by Kristen Duke · 5 Comments This Site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to srmvision.com LeAnn Rimes is a female singer that hails the great America (the US, namely) with the support of symphonic orchestra and a huge choir.
In this orchestral pop song, she promotes and thanks to the US for being a wealthy country with all that grain, mountains, skies, and especially its great law (justice). Katharine Lee Bates (August 12, – March 28, ) was an American writer, poet, professor, and social activist.
Although she was a renowned author and professor during her lifetime, today she is primarily remembered as the author of the words to the anthem " America the Beautiful ". Preview OVERVIEW. This lesson uses music and art in a vocabulary study of unfamiliar words from the song "America the Beautiful," increasing students' vocabulary while .
About “America the Beautiful” Written by Katharine Lee Bates as a poem in and first published in , it was combined with music composed by church organist Samuel A. Ward in America the Beautiful is a patriotic song that stirs the emotions.
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