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Freedom Songs

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Title:

Freedom Songs

URL:

https://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/freedom/lunchcounter_songs.pdf

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This is an activity guide for using the children's book: Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins, written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Jerome LaGarrigue. This is a story about the civil rights movement told by a young girl. The activity guide includes links to audio files containing songs for students to sing together and act out the emotions they hear or feel. The guide also includes lyrics.  Students can create their own "Freedom Song".  

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
11 ) Interpret legends, stories, and songs that contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States.

Examples: American Indian legends, African-American stories, tall tales, stories of folk heroes

Unpacked Content
Strand: History
Course Title: Living and Working Together in State and Nation
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Interpret legends, stories, and songs to identify the contributions each made to the development of the cultural history of the United States.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • interpret
  • legends
  • stories
  • songs
  • contributed
  • development
  • cultural history
  • tall tales
  • folk heroes
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The purpose and essential elements of legends, stories, and songs.
  • Examples of legends, stories, and songs that contributed to United States' cultural history including American Indian Legends, African American Stories, Tall Tales and stories of Folk Heroes.
  • Vocabulary: legends, stories, songs, cultural history.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Interpret legends, stories, and songs.
  • Identify the purpose and essential elements of legends, stories, and songs.
  • Identify the contribution that specific legends, stories, and songs had on the development of cultural history of the United States.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There are legends, stories, and songs that have contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.11- Identify that the cultural history of the United States has many influences; identify songs and stories that play a role in defining culture.


Tags: Carole Boston Weatherford, Civil Rights, cultural songs, Freedom on the Menu, Jerome LaGarrigue
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Author: Ginger Boyd