Follow the Drinking Gourd

The fourth grade is in their annual unit on Follow the Drinking Gourd. In this unit they learn how music was used as a “map” on the Underground Railroad. They have read the great book by Jeanette Winter and discussed the history. Now they are up to their ears in recorders;syncopation runs amuck!

In my search for a great video to visually describe the route the lyrics express I found one this morning! Thanks to the creator, Therese Josephson, for posting an awesome, thorough resource.

Now back to figuring out how tied eighth notes are the same as a quarter note!

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