Celebration music

Learning about the music from a range of cultural and religious celebrations, including Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwankzaa and Christmas

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Lesson 1: Diwali music

Children learn about the festival of Diwali and respond to music through movement

Lesson 2: Hanukkah music

Children learn some of the dances and instruments from the festival of Hanukkah

Lesson 3: Kwanzaa music

Learning about the festival of Kwanzaa, children take part in a traditional African call and response song and find classroom objects to use as drums

Lesson 4: Traditional Christmas music

Children take part in a christmas group song involving singing, creating vocal sounds and playing instruments and sing and move to a Christmas song

Lesson 5: Christmas action songs

Children create and perform appropriate actions to represent Christmas song lyrics