BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM


ADIRONDACK CHALLENGES

An Adirondack Christmas
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Grade: 5th Grade
Class: Music
Author: Aisha Carter
NYS Content Area Standard:
The Arts:
Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts
NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Culture & The ArtsNatural History
Performance Indicators:

Arts 4: discuss the current and past cultural, social, and political uses for the music they listen to and perform

Keywords: Christmas, lyric, melody
The Challenge:
Investigative Question or Issue: How do people in the Adirondacks celebrate Christmas?
The Challenge:

Students will use a known melody and write a Christmas song that reflects life in the Adirondacks.  Students will obtain historical information from senior relatives and/or acquaintances; they will also draw upon their own experiences and family traditions. 

Quality Standards:

1.  The lyrics rhyme.

2.  The lyrics match the rhythm of the melody.

3.  The lyrics depict an Adirondack Christmas tradition(s).

4.  The lyrics show how local people celebrate(d) Christmas.

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Standard/Criteria: Points Possible: Points Awarded:

The lyrics rhyme

4

The lyrics match the rhythm of the melody

4

The lyrics depict an Adirondack Christmas tradition(s)

4

The lyrics show how local people celebrate(d) Christmas

4

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