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Yankee Doodle: How Has It Changed over Time?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Grab your feathers and your hat! And perhaps some macaroni! It's time to investigate the evolution of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Groups do a close reading of sheet music covers, lyrics, and even YouTube videos to see how this political song...
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Yankee Doodle... More than Just a Catchy Tune

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate the history of patriotic music and practice singing the tunes with classmates.  In this U.S. History lesson, students examine lyrics of the traditional song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and discuss the differing points of...
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Yankee Doodle: A Comparative Study

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare two different versions of the song Yankee Doodle. In this comparing lesson, students view a slide-show about the song Yankee Doodle. Students then note the differences in symbols and terminology.
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Rhythm - "Yankee Doodle Dandy"

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice rhythm and beat. In this music lesson, 1st graders sing and clap to the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy".  They find the rhythm of the music and practice making rhythm with other instruments.
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George Washington in Song

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students establish similarities to George Washington's time in office with the song "Yankee Doodle."  In this U.S. History instructional activity, students learn the song "Yankee Doodle" then create a timeline of the song and a timeline...
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Let's Get the Beat

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover music appreciation by performing several songs. In this rhythm lesson, 1st graders listen to the classic tune "Yankee Doodle" in class and identify where the beat is and how it stays steady throughout. Students...
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1st Grade Songs

For Students 1st
In this songs learning exercise, 1st graders read and sing the songs On Top of Old Smoky, Yankee Doodle, and She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain. Students read and sing this song many times during the week.
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Patriotic Songs

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize patriotic songs of America. In this historical music lesson, 1st graders discuss the historical background of the song "Yankee Doodle" and repeat the lyrics after the instructor. Students read the lyrics to the...
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Let the Music Play: Bicentennial quarter reverse

For Teachers K - 1st
To better understand who George Washington was and why we celebrated the bicentennial, pupils read a story and complete a worksheet. They sing and talk about the song, "Yankee Doodle Dandy" as they march around the room.
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Minutemen and Paul Revere's Ride

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders listen to a discussion on the Minutemen and Bunker Hill and learn about Paul Revere's ride. In this Minutemen lesson plan, 5th graders take a quiz on the information and play a Yankee Doodle game.
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Anonymous Patriots: Songs of the Revolution

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Give your class a deeper understanding of the context and meaning behind early American song lyrics. By reading the lyrics to "Yankee Doodle" and  "Revolutionary Tea," high schoolers will practice analysis by examining the structure and...
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"More Than One"

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Help your class learn the spelling rule for adding -es to plural nouns and third-person singular verbs. The resource suggests using songs daily to reinforce the rules. The songs are contained in a Sing Your Way Through Phonics 2-CD set...
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Integrated Social Studies and Music Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the Civil War. They listen to and study the songs, 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' and 'When Johnny Comes Marching Home.' They play 'Yankee Doodle' on their recorders and write in their reflection journals about their...
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President's Day: George Washington

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students celebrate President's Day by studying George Washingtion, the US flag, and the American colonies. They sing, Yankee Doodle Dandy.
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The Preposition Song

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students practice the Preposition Song accompanied with music. They sing the song to the tune of Yankee Doodle. Students first memorize the list of prepositions provided. Let the chorus begin....
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Understanding Freedom: Catching "The Spirit of '76"

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders complete activities about colonial history through an examination of art from the American Revolution period. In this history and art lesson, 6th graders define an iconic image, sing the song 'Yankee Doodle,' and analyze...
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 3

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine songs and poetry that feature freedom themes. In this U.S. government lesson, 8th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to analyze the songs and poems "Yankee Doodle," "Statehood," and...
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A Shape-Note Singing Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students discover the shape-note method of singing. In this reading and notating music instructional activity, students learn the four shapes of the shape-note method and the tradition of Sacred Harp singers. Students sing the shapes of...
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World War I - America on the Homefront: The Poster War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
American propaganda shaped the perspective of many citizens during WWI. Here is an amazing presentation full of dozens of war-time poster examples and facts about what those posters were promoting. This would be a great discussion...
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Rhode Island Challenge

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this recognizing facts about the state of Rhode Island worksheet, students read factual information and choose the who, what, or where answer. Students choose 10 multiple choice answers.
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4th Grade Social Studies Quiz

For Students 4th
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about government, wars, natural resources, and more. Students complete 30 questions.
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Herman Melville's Moby Dick

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Are you considering using Moby Dick as part of your American literature class? Take a look at this presentation designed for college-level classes or teacher preparation. It includes historical background and publication information, as...
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Lesson Plan: Making Inferences

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Making inferences is an important part of reading any text, but especially text that conveys information. Equip your middle schoolers with this educational skill through a series of activities that focus on making inferences based on...
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How to Write a Fractured Nursery Rhyme

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Scholars take a popular song or nursery rhyme and make it their own as they write a fractured nursery rhyme. Writers seek out a nursery rhyme's rhyming words and change them to create an original poem.  

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