More Middle School ideas using popular music.
Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"Okay, this song is metaphorical, not scientifically accurate. If you were that radioactive, you'd join the ranks of Mme Curie and die! Still, the lyrics are pretty thought provoking, the beat is freakin' awesome, and it's got some back-up singing potential.
Anna Kendrick "Cups" (When I'm gone)
THIS IS A KODALY THING! It's a folkgame for passing cups. Here's the cup game.
Try singing the song to the slower version here. They speed up, so can you. This way you can teach the children how to sing on the breath and keep it on the breath at a faster speed! You can also practice the cup game with the song instead of John Phillip Sousa!