Amazing Grace Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to teach your students the history, story, and meaning behind the powerful song 'Amazing Grace.' Students will also learn how it came to America and analyze the meaning.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • recall the history of the song Amazing Grace
  • analyze the meaning of the song Amazing Grace
  • demonstrate understanding of text by responding to the song Amazing Grace

Length:

  • 1 hour

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Impressed
  • Abolitionist
  • Meter
  • Southern harmony
  • Shape-notes
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.10

By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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