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America, The Beautiful

Posted by lbbartolomeo on June 22, 2012

Here are some of my best resources for this song!

Audio

“Songs of America” by the Cedarmont Kids, four verses, Key of Ab Major (key change on fourth verse), coda.

http://www.amazon.com/Songs-America-Cedarmont-Kids/dp/B000068C7C

Video

This video has beautiful children’s voices, two verses, and lovely pictures.

Book

Lots and lots of great books out there.  This one from Scholastic has beautiful photographs, and each half phrase gets a two page spread.  The type is large and is great for reading to the class or to be used in a learning center.

Manipulatives/Materials

Drawing Template-These work so beautifully because students represent the meaning of the song with pictures.  This is challenging for such phrases as “God shed His grace on thee”, but I always go back to the fact that the words were written by the inspiring trip to the west by Katherine Lee Bates and so students need to just guess what they think she meant.

America The Beautiful Template

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