Lesson Plan

Yankee Doodle: How Has It Changed over Time?

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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.

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  • 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
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