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In fourth grade I teach a lot about country musicians (we are a farming community). Country tends to be the favorite. I do teach about Rock too. I start off the year learning about John Denver and we sing “Country Roads”. The kids really like learning about the artist and then I do competitions with them on which group can come up with the most facts about the artist we are studying at the time. We are just finishing up Johnny Cash and will soon move on to The Winter Dance Tour (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper). I then teach them “La Bamba”. Once they hit 4th grade getting them to sing “kid songs” doesn’t really work that well. It definitely needs to be something they will be interested in!