Have the students follow along with this singalong video
If there is time have the students play this freeze dance game.
Grades 2, 3, 4, 5
Have you ever seen a crow? They are all around us. Look outdoors and listen carefully. Do you see that black bird up in a tree or circling over head? Can you hear the "CAW!" as they call out? Look carefully at the picture below and see if you recognize this bird. Crows are considered song birds and they can mimic or recreate many sound that they hear. Although their voices may not be the most beautiful they are distinct and well remembered. Many singers who become popular don't have the most perfect voices, but there is always something that makes them stand out and be memorable. Crows are the same. Additionally, crows are very intelligent. The size of their brain compared to the size of their bodies is similar in scale to that of a chimpanzee, and the chimpanzee is a very close relative to humans! Watch the video below to see just how smart this bird is.
Watch this video. Look at how intelligent the crow is.
Crows have been used in stories throughout history. This is a fable about the intelligence of a crow.
Crows have played an important role in stories throughout time. The next video is a LEGEND (a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated) from the Native American tribes of the United States. Many tribes had a similar story so it cannot be traced back to one specific nation. This story tells the tale of how the crow went from being a beautiful creature to the plain black bird we know today.
Take the time left in class to draw what you imagine the Rainbow Crow may have looked like...
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