Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Windows and Mirrors: A Program about Diversity for Grades 4-5

Alternate Activity 2: Singing Labor Songs

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • A copy of the songbook, Rise Up Singing!
  • Newsprint, markers and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • Choose one or two songs from the Work and Labor section of the songbook to teach the group. Write lyrics on newsprint and post.
  • You may wish to invite someone who is musical to play piano or guitar and/or lead the singing.

Description of Activity

U.S. and international labor movements have popularized many songs that are easy to teach and sing. Choose one or two to teach the group.