Musical Tales for Modern Minds Series
By Julia Jordan Kamanda
Storybook and CD and Teaching Guide
32-page teaching guide
PreK - Grade 2
Step-by-step multicultural lesson plans and student hands-on learning activities that correlate with the West African-inspired story Haja, the Bird Who Was Afraid to Fly. Students can identify with Haja's transformation as she overcomes her fear. They can discover her success as she builds her confidence and gains self-awareness and determination. Activities are aligned to national core curriculum standards and integrate music, language arts, math, and visual art. Students will explore and practice learning sounds and rhythms, and identifying colors and patterns. A djembe is featured in the story. A code is included that gives access online for digital activity and mp3 recording files.
The storybook is richly illustrated with color and includes a CD of the narration and song.
Letter to Teachers
Getting Ready to Teach
Overview, Tips, Key Story Components
Educational Goals, Objectives, Standards
Day 1: Warm-Up Activities
Day 2: Get to Know Haja the Bird and the Musical Concepts of Rhythm and Tempo
Day 3: Let's Make Drums!
Day 4: Create and Play with Rhythm Pictures
Days 5 and 6: Make-Your-Own Haja Activities
Song "Fly, Haja, Fly" (leadsheet and lyrics)
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