Q3W27-30: Feb. 15- March 5 2021 (F2F 4th and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level4th and 5th Grade
Week #27-30
Unit of InstructionBlack History Month
Standard(s) Taught


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will discuss Black History Month and learn about African American Spirituals.
Students will sing multiple African American Spirituals that were important in history.
Students will continue their composer unit by learning about Beethoven and demonstrating their knowledge through assessments.
Students will perform various rhythms on percussion instruments.
Students will perform on recorders using proper playing technique.

Classroom Activities


Do, Re, Mi vocal warm-up

Black History Month
* Discuss what Black History Month is
* Discuss Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
* “Wade in the Water”
* “Follow the Drinking Gourd”
* “Gonna Ride Up in the Chariot”
* “This Train”

* Watch Reading Rainbow’s read aloud of “Follow the Drinking Gourd”

Composer Unit
* Continue unit by learning about Beethoven (powerpoint)
* Beethoven Jeopardy (assessment)
* Beethoven written quiz (assessment)

* Review B,A,G,E,D, and F
* Twinkle Twinkle
* Old MacDonald
* Amazing Grace

Percussion instrument play along if time is needed.

Assignments Due

Please bring recorders to class!

Additional Resources