Patrice E. Turner
OBJECTIVE: The students willŠ
This lesson is an introduction to Marian Anderson in preparation for the movie that we will watch later about her. Overall, this will be a part of the Black History Month unit that we do school wide. She will be the entertainer we focus on this month. The unit will be done with the other general music classes, as well, even though I do not teach them during February. This lesson fits into National Standards 1 (singing), 5 (reading music), 6 (analyzing and describing music), and 9 (music in relation to history and culture).
He¹s Got the Whole World in His Hands CD Stereo PowerPoint Presentation Projector
Computer Paper Pencils Books Chalk Chalkboard Scores of ³There¹s No Hiding Place Down There² Exit Slips
Play ³Dere¹s No Hiding Place Down There² while the students come into the class.
CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING:
Students will complete an exit slip by writing one thing that they have learned about Marian Anderson today and/or something that they learned about themselves or others in the class. It must be in complete sentences and use proper grammar and spelling.
Students will offer situations and events that they have experienced or learned about that focus on the theme of discrimination and inequality.
We will view the Marian Anderson film from the library and do some extra questions (film/question sheet) that go into more depth about her life, experiences, and impact on the world. We will do a listening journal on one of the songs on the recording He¹s Got the Whole World in His Hands. A discussion of the bel canto singing style and head voice will ensue. We will discuss the role of the spiritual during slavery, the double meaning, and talk about the spiritual in today¹s terms. We will view video footage and listen to recordings of Ms. Turner singing spirituals and performing.