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// Freedom Unit (from Teachers.Net Lessons Bank collection of more than 4600 lessons and activities)
Social Studies, level: Elementary
Posted by Sally Dowell (email@example.com).
Locke Elementary, Memphis, TN, USA
Activity Time: varies
Concepts Taught: freedom, human rights. While exploring …
I’m looking at a 1935 newspaper clipping in my school’s archives. It has me thinking about the most important of all the verbs of school: To make. Here is a photo of Sylvia Taylor and Elinor Janney holding Dimity, the school goat. The caption mentions the impending arrival of a cow, with which the students will “make a dairy farm in miniature.” According to the article, they were studying “the ins and outs of dairying.” Got milk? Not really, unless you’ve got cow too. In classic progressive school fashion, inquiry was leading learning straight to the source.
Sing the song you want to teach for the children. Let them listen to it at least three times. Sing the song again and leave out a key word; let the children fill in the blank. For example: “Twinkle, twinkle, little ____________.”
Some people like rap; others most emphatically do not. Be that as it may, most students are familiar with it as a form of poetry in which the words are spoken to the accompaniment of a set rhythm or beat. During the 18th Century the word rap meant “to say.” In the 1960s it evolved into the African American dialect as “to converse.” Finally, it evolved into its present meaning. Here are some ideas to help you - and your students - Rap It Up.