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Teaching a call and response song

In lesson 1 part 2, we start by teaching the song 'Essequibo River' to the class.

This call and response song is a sea shanty about the Essequibo River in Guyana, South America, which flows between the Orinoco and the Amazon.

Download the lesson plan for lesson 1 and watch the song below.

Lesson 1 learning objectives:

  • To listen to and imitate song phrases
  • To pitch-match the class
  • To sing as a class
  • To sing a call and response song