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Black History Music Activities, Song with Orff Accompaniments – I Shall Not Be Moved


No-prep Black History Music Activities include 4 differentiated Orff accompaniments, mp3 rehearsal track, biographies of Rosa Parks, and more.


I Shall Not Be Moved is a traditional spiritual and authentic civil rights song that’s perfect for your classroom or performance any time of the year. Differentiated activities will have students actively engaged in singing, playing instruments, reading pitch, rhythm, treble clef note names, and more.

No-Prep Black History Song Bundle with Orff Accompaniments
✅ Click the preview tabs above to see more. Listen to arrangement in video preview.


Included in Versatile Black History Music Resources

  • Projectable lesson – PowerPoint version
  • Simple directions for uploading as Google Slides version
  • Two rhythmic ostinato patterns
  • Two melodic ostinato patterns
  • Two leveled biographies of Rosa Parks
  • Rehearsal mp3 audio file


Differentiation Made Simple

  • Orff accompaniments of varying difficulty are provided.
  • Melodic ostinato patterns are notated with and without note name prompts.*
  • Each differentiated resource provides attainable performance options for young students while challenging older students.
  • See the preview of each resource for a chart outlining the music elements taught at each level.

*Slides may be printed for individual students needing additional support.


Everything You Need to Teach Engaging Black History Music Lessons

  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Simple observational assessment options with rubric
  • Learning Targets written as clear concise student-centered “I can” statements
  • Suggested performance options for each level
  • Large easy-to-read music notation
  • Two rhythmic ostinato patterns
  • Two melodic ostinato patterns
  • Percussion ensemble scores
  • Rehearsal MP3 audio files
  • Short biographies of a civil rights leader – early and upper elementary versions
  • Song lyrics slides
  • Song notation slides
  • Flexible instrumentation
  • Realistic xylophone diagrams for “air play” practice
  • Simple piano accompaniments
  • Guided instruction leads the teacher and students through lessons
  • Interactive Table of Contents for easy navigation of lessons



Happy Teachers Using This Black History Song with Orff Accompaniments


Miss H. – My students LOVED doing this as a part of Black History Month. So many great resources and activities to fill a whole unit.

Brianna P. – My students grew to love this song and we ended up performing at a school assembly. Definitely will be part of my yearly repertoire.

Sally – The primary and intermediate information slides are very thorough. The Orff arrangement is very accessible, with options to use with different grade levels. Very nice resource!

Andrew B. – Great resource to use for Black History Month!



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