1. What music would George Washington have had on his playlist?
2. How could you dance the preamble?
MaterialsAmerican Historical music- including music by William Billings and other New England School Composers
Activities1. The unit will explore music of the Pre-Colonial—Reconstruction time period. Musical elements and historical connections will be highlighted.
2. As 5th grade Unscramble the Preamble is being taught in Social Studies, music class will being Preamble Lesson.
3. Students will create movements for each of the 6 guiding principals of the preamble: “more perfect union,” “establish justice,” “domestic tranquility,” “common defense,” “general welfare,” “blessings of liberty,” “we the people,” and “United States” to create 8-measure phrases in dance.
Differentiation Approaches1. Use of multiple intelligences
2. Call and response
3. Group work