This Yankee Doodle: How Has It Changed over Time? lesson plan also includes:
- Chet Atkins "Yankee Doodle Dixie"
- Yankee Doodle Dandy
- Sheet Music Handout: “Yankee Doodle Boy”
- Sheet Music Handout: “The Volunteer Yankee Doodle of ’61″
- Sheet Music Handout: “Dixie Doodle”
- Sheet Music Handout: Yankee Doodle
- Flipchart: Yankee Doodle Dandy
- Lesson Plan
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Grab your feathers and your hat! And perhaps some macaroni! It's time to investigate the evolution of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Groups do a close reading of sheet music covers, lyrics, and even YouTube videos to see how this political song has changed over time and been adapted to new situations. Links to all required materials are included in the resource packet. How handy.
- The culminating activity, groups adapting the song to a current political situation, is sure to engage participants
- Consider extending the lesson by asking individuals to investigate the backstory of other polltical songs