April 6, 2019

Teaching 'Blackbird' by The Beatles

I played the song first and we listened. Then I played it again and the children responded via art. The children drew the most amazing pictures. (third and fourth class) I was so surprised. All that came in to my head was a blackbird singing, but there's were all so creative! I was actually taken back by some of them.

We listened to a more upbeat Beatles song then 'I want to hold your hand' and compared and contrasted them.

At the end of the week we started learning to sing the song. We wrote the lyrics in our copy because it is a form of poetry really.

The song was actually penned by Paul Mc Cartney about the racial riots in America at the time.

On Monday I will hand out a sheet of the lyrics with some of the words missing which they will have to fill in.

Blackbird singing in the dead of --------------------
Take these ------------------ wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to -----------------
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these----------------- eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be ----------------------------------
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the ----------------- night
Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night
Blackbird singing

 

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