BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|An Adirondack Christmas
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|Grade: 5th Grade
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Culture & The ArtsNatural History
Arts 4: discuss the current and past cultural, social, and political uses for the music they listen to and perform
|Keywords: Christmas, lyric, melody|
|Investigative Question or Issue: How do people in the Adirondacks celebrate Christmas?|
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.
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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The lyrics rhyme
The lyrics match the rhythm of the melody
The lyrics depict an Adirondack Christmas tradition(s)
The lyrics show how local people celebrate(d) Christmas
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