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Patricia Shehan Campbell, Ph.D., Rita Klinger Ph.D., Christopher Roberts Ph.D., and Karen Howard, teachers with extensive experience in music education and pedagogy, created these lessons using the resources of the Lomax Archive. They are primarily keyed to grades first through seventh; some curricula for Early Childhood, Secondary School, and Adult Education levels are also included.

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Region: United States |Caribbean | United Kingdom | Europe


Mississippi

Fife and Drum from Mississippi Hill Country — Click here Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Activity #1: Driving the Fife and Drum Rhythms
Activity #2: Fife and Drum Culture

I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die — Click here Grade Level: 6-8, 7-9, 10-12
Activity #1: Can you Anticipate the Beat?
Activity #2: Write a Poem to Reflect the Topic of a Song

Singing Games of Senatobia — Click here Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Activity #1: Voicing and Moving the Music of Children
Activity #2: Topics of Children's Interests

A Little Light Music — Click here Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, C-U
Activity #1: Singing The Spiritual
Activity #2: Spiritual Song and Freedom Song

Train Music in Blues-Style — Click here Grade Level: 9-12, C-U
Activity #1: Freight Train
Activity #2: Blues Men from Mississippi

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? — Click here Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Activity #1: Rousing Up an Old-Time Song
Activity #2: Many Views of Bill Bailey

Joe Turner — Click here Grade Level: 4-6; 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Changing Chords, Changing Meters
Activity #2: Blues Men from Mississippi

Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham — Click here Grade Level: 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Lining Out a Song
Activity #2: Comparing Different Versions of a Song

Pease Porridge Hot — Click here Grade Level: K-3
Activity #1: Play a Hand Clapping Game
Activity #2: Write New Song Lyrics

Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby — Click here Grade Level: K-2
Activity #1: Form

Show Your Best Moves — Click here Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Activity #1: Singing and Ostinato
Activity #2: Listening

Southern Black Gospel — Click here Grade Level: 9-12, C-U

Fife and Drum Music — Click here Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, C-U

Call and Response — Click here Grade Level: 9-12, C-U


The American South

American Patchwork: The Land Where The Blues Began Grade Level: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

American Patchwork: Jazz Parades ("Feet Don't Fail Me Now") Grade Level: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

American Patchwork: Dreams and Songs of the Noble Old Grade Level: 4-6, 7-8, Secondary School, Adult

American Patchwork: Appalaichan Journey Grade Level: 1-3, 4-6, 7-8, Secondary School

HAITI

A Haitian Berceuse — Click here Grade Level: K–3
Activity #1: Learning to Lullaby a Melody
Activity #2: Lullaby Words and Meanings

Songs Children Sing in Haiti — Click here Grade Level: K–3; 4–6
Activity #1: Song about the Crocodile
Activity #2: Song of a Car Engine

Haitian Merengue-in-Motion — Click here Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Getting Merengue into the Ears
Activity #2: Merengue Music for Dancing

A Work Song for Haitian Workers — Click here Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Singing the Way to Tomazo
Activity #2: Maintaining a Rapid Rhythm
Activity #3: The Whys of a Work Song

Drumming by Laborers in Leisure — Click here Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Finding the Rhythms of the Djouba and Konga Drums
Activity #2: Drumming the Sosyete Wou Way
Activity #3: Reasons for Rhythmicking

A Haitian-Styled Valse — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Finding the Waltz Rhythm (K-3)
Activity #2: Waltz Tempo (4-6)

Flying through Windows: The Ti Zwazo Song — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Singing and Moving (K-3)
Activity #2: The Melody of Ti Zwazo (4-6)

Drumming 'Here and There' — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Drumming Beats and Rhythms (K-3)
Activity #2: Drumming Comparisons: Haiti, Japan, and Ghana (4-6)

A Haitian Call-and-Response Song — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Listening and Responding to Call-and-Response (K-3)
Activity #2: Singing the Response (4-6)

Songs of a Bluebird — Click here Grade Level: K–3
Activity #1: Playing a Bluebird Game (K-3)
Activity #2: Words and Movements to 'There Stands a Bluebird' (K-3)

GRENADA/CARRIACOU

Juba Drumming and Dancing — Click here Grade Level: 6–8
Activity #1: Rhythm and Beat
Activity #2: (Juba This and Juba That)

Singing the Songs of the Sea — Click here Grade Level: 3–5
Activity #1: Sea Chantey Call-and-Response (I)
Activity #2: Sea Chantey Call-and-Response (II)

Mouth-Bow Music — Click here Grade Level: 3–8
Activity #1: Do, Sol, and Triple Meter Music on a Mouth Bow
Activity #2: Do, Sol, and Duple Meter Mouth Bow Music

Quadrille Dance Music in Grenada — Click here Grade Level: 6–8
Activity #1: Figuring Out the Music
Activity #2: Dancing a Basic Quadrille

Singing a Patois Song — Click here Grade Level: 6–8
Activity #1: Deciphering the Language
Activity #2: Adding a Percussion Accompaniment

ENGLAND

Rhythms in England — Click here Grade Level: 1–3; 4–6
Activity #1: Rhythms in 4 Meter
Activity #2: Rhythmic Dancing

SCOTLAND

Children's Singing Games from Scotland and Trinidad — Click here Grade Level: 1–3
Activity #1: Form comparison
Activity #2: Melodic recognition

Song for the Blue–Eyed Gal — Click here Grade Level: 1–3
Activity #1: Form and Rhyme
Activity #2: Circle Dance

SPAIN

Lullabies — Click here Grade Level: Early Childhood
Activity #1: Lullaby Recognition
Activity #2: Lullaby Vocal Timbre

Solo and Tutti in Spain — Click here Grade Level:4–6
Activity #1: Instrument Form

Triple Meter Music Out of Spain — Click here Grade Level: 4–6
Activity #1: Rhythm in Triple Meter

Alborado de Vigo — High Pipes and Stick Music of Spain — Click here Grade Level: 7–8
Activity #1: High Pipe Music
Activity #2: Stick Dance Music of Spain

ITALY

Lullabies — Click here Grade Level: Early Childhood
Activity #1: Lullaby Recognition
Activity #2: Lullaby Vocal Timbre


Grade Level: K-2
Activity #1: Form

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Activity #1: Singing and Ostinato
Activity #2: Listening

Grade Level: 9-12, C-U

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, C-U

Grade Level: 9-12, C-U

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Activity #1: Driving the Fife and Drum Rhythms
Activity #2: Fife and Drum Culture
Topic keywords: RHYTHM, AMERICAN HISTORY; AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY; FOLK INSTRUMENTS (FIFE & DRUM)

Grade Level: 6-8, 7-9, 10-12
Activity #1: Can you Anticipate the Beat?
Activity #2: Write a Poem to Reflect the Topic of a Song
Topic keywords: RHYTHM, THE POETRY OF SONGS

Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Activity #1: Voicing and Moving the Music of Children
Activity #2: Topics of Children's Interests
Topic keywords: CHILDREN'S GAME SONGS, MOVEMENT AND SINGING, CHILDREN'S HISTORY, CHILDREN'S TOPICS THEN AND NOW

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, C-U
Activity #1: Singing The Spiritual
Activity #2: Spiritual Song and Freedom Song
Topic keywords: SPIRITUALS AND GOSPEL, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, CIVIL RIGHTS SONGS

Grade Level: 9-12, C-U
Activity #1: Freight Train
Activity #2: Blues Men from Mississippi
Topic keywords: BLUES, STORY OF A BLUESMAN, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Activity #1: Rousing Up an Old-Time Song
Activity #2: Many Views of Bill Bailey
Topic keywords: OLD TIME HITS, EARLY JAZZ, HISTORY OF A SONG

Grade Level: 4-6; 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Changing Chords, Changing Meters
Activity #2: Blues Men from Mississippi
Topic keywords: CHORDS, METER, & MEASURES; FOLK LYRICS AND MELODIES; AMERICAN HISTORY; MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES

Grade Level: 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Lining Out a Song
Activity #2: Comparing Different Versions of a Song
Topic keywords: FOLK HYMN SINGING; LINING OUT; FOLK AND MODERN VERSIONS

Grade Level: K-3
Activity #1: Play a Hand Clapping Game
Activity #2: Write New Song Lyrics
Topic keywords: GAME, CHILDREN'S CLAPPING; COMPOSING LYRICS

Grade Level: Early Childhood
Activity #1: Lullaby Recognition
Activity #2: Lullaby Vocal Timbre
Topic keywords: LULLABIES; VOCAL QUALITY

Grade Level: 1–3
Activity #1: Form comparison
Activity #2: Melodic recognition
Topic keywords: GAME SONGS, CHILDRENS; MUSICAL FORM; SOLFEGE

Grade Level: 1–3
Activity #1: Form and Rhyme
Activity #2: Circle Dance
Topic keywords: SONG and DANCE, CHILDREN'S; RHYME SCHEMES; ACCOMPANIMENT; PATTING AND CLAPPING THE BEAT

Grade Level: 1–3; 4–6
Activity #1: Rhythms in 4 Meter
Activity #2: Rhythmic Dancing
Topic keywords: COUNTING RHYTHMS, SONG AND DANCE

Grade Level: 4–6
Activity #1: Improvising Text and Movement
Activity #2: Composing Rhythms
Topic keywords: RING GAMES; CHANTIES; IMROVISING WORDS AND MOVEMENT

Grade Level: 4–6
Activity #1: Call-and-Response
Activity #2: Singing and Rhythmicking
Topic keywords: CALL AND RESPONSE; OVERLAPPING SINGING; REPETITION; RHTHM; FOLK INSTRUMENTS (STICKS)

Grade Level:4–6
Activity #1: Instrument Identification
Activity #2: Meter
Topic keywords: INSTRUMENTS (PANPIPES, BASS DRUM); METER

Grade Level:4–6
Activity #1: Instrument Form
Topic keywords: VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL PARTS; MUSICAL FORM; PITCH; CAROL (AGUINALDO) FROM SPAIN

Grade Level: 4–6
Activity #1: Rhythm in Triple Meter
Topic keywords: TRIPLE METER, VOCAL PITCH, VOCAL ORNAMENT (MELISMA); INSTRUMENTS (GUITAR, CASTANETS)

Grade Level: 7–8
Activity #1: High Pipe Music
Activity #2: Stick Dance Music of Spain
Topic keywords: INSTRUMENTS (PANPIPES [CHIFRE], STICKS, CONCH SHELL); MELODIC MOVEMENT; PITCH; STICK DANCE MUSIC

Grade Level: K–3
Activity #1: Learning to Lullaby a Melody
Activity #2: Lullaby Words and Meanings
Topic keywords: LULLABY; LEARNING MELODY; MEANING

Grade Level: K–3; 4–6
Activity #1: Song about the Crocodile
Activity #2: Song of a Car Engine
Topic keywords: CHILDREN'S SONGS; BI-CULTURAL MUSIC; HAITIAN HISTORY; SOLFEGE; FINDING AND CLAPPING THE BEAT

Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Getting Merengue into the Ears
Activity #2: Merengue Music for Dancing
Topic keywords: MERENGUE; INSTRUMENTS (TAMBOU, TIMBALES, CLARINET, TRUMPET); OLD RECORDINGS)

Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Singing the Way to Tomazo
Activity #2: Maintaining a Rapid Rhythm
Activity #3: The Whys of a Work Song
Topic keywords: WORK SONGS (COMBITE); SOCIAL STUDIES, HAITI

Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Finding the Rhythms of the Djouba and Konga Drums
Activity #2: Drumming the Sosyete Wou Way
Activity #3: Reasons for Rhythmicking
Topic keywords: INSTRUMENTS (DKOUBA & KONG DRUMS); RHYTHM

Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Finding the Waltz Rhythm (K-3)
Activity #2: Waltz Tempo (4-6)
Topic keywords: WALTZ; RHYTHM; TEMPO

Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Singing and Moving (K-3)
Activity #2: The Melody of Ti Zwazo (4-6)
Topic keywords: CHILDREN'S SONG; SINGING & MOVING; SOLFEGE

Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Drumming Beats and Rhythms (K-3)
Activity #2: Drumming Comparisons: Haiti, Japan, and Ghana (4-6)
Topic keywords: INSTRUMENTS (DRUM); BEATS AND RHYTHMS; DRUMMING FROM AFRICA, HAITI, JAPAN

Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Listening and Responding to Call-and-Response (K-3)
Activity #2: Singing the Response (4-6)
Topic keywords: CALL AND RESPONSE; SINGING

Grade Level: K–3
Activity #1: Playing a Bluebird Game (K-3)
Activity #2: Words and Movements to 'There Stands a Bluebird' (K-3)
Topic keywords: CHILDREN'S SONGS, GAMES; MOVING & SINGING

Grade Level: 6–8
Activity #1: Rhythm and Beat
Activity #2: (Juba This and Juba That)
Topic keywords: INSTRUMENTS (BOULA & KOT DRUMS); INTERLOCKING BEATS; CARIBBEAN HISTORY; CARRIACOU

Grade Level: 3–5
Activity #1: Sea Chantey Call-and-Response (I)
Activity #2: Sea Chantey Call-and-Response (II)
Topic keywords: WORK SONGS; CHANTIES; CALL & RESPONSE; METER; CARIBBEAN SOCIAL STUDIES; CARRIACOU, GRENADA

Grade Level: 3–8
Activity #1: Do, Sol, and Triple Meter Music on a Mouth Bow
Activity #2: Do, Sol, and Duple Meter Mouth Bow Music
Topic keywords: INSTRUMENTS (COCOA LUTE/MOUTH BOW); SOLFEGE; METER; AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY; GRENADA

Grade Level: 6–8
Activity #1: Figuring Out the Music
Activity #2: Dancing a Basic Quadrille
Topic keywords: INSTRUMENTS (FIDDLE, TRIANGLE, TAMBOURINE, BASS DRUM); MUSICAL ORGANIZATION; RHYTHM; MELODIC MOVEMENT; DANCING (QUADRILLE); MUSIC & HISTORY

Grade Level: 6–8
Activity #1: Deciphering the Language
Activity #2: Adding a Percussion Accompaniment
Topic keywords: SINGING IN KREYOL; CALL & RESPONSE; INSTRUMENTS (BOULA & CHAK CHAK); PITCH; METER

American Patchwork

The following lessons plans are keyed to Alan Lomax's film series American Patchwork. The films are available for free as streaming video at www.folkstreams.net and can also be purchased on DVD from www.media-generation.com. Specific focal-points, activities and suggested grade levels are shown within each lesson.

Topic keywords: BALLADS; JACK TALES; NSTRUMENTS (WHAMMIDIDDLE, MOUNTAIN DULCIMER, GUITAR, BANJO, FIDDLE, HARMONICA, PEPSI BOTTLES); WHITE AND BLACK MOUNTAIN TRADITIONS, AMERICAN HISTORY, WORK SONGS (RAILROAD, MIGRANT); FOLK HEROS & VILLAINS; JOHN HENRY; DANCING (SQUARE DANCE; PRECISION CLOGGING; BUCKFOOT); BLUEGRASS; RAY & STANLEY HICKS, FRANK PROFITT JR., DOODLES THROWER

Topic keywords: JACK OWENS, SELF-TAUGHT MUSICIAN; POLYRHYTHMS OF DANCING FEET & GUITAR; JANIE HUNTER; SPIRITUALS; PRAISE HOUSE SERVICE; AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY; SACRED HARP; POLYPHONY; SHAPE-NOTE SINGING; NEW ORLEANS JAZZ; PRESERVATION HALL; JAZZ ORCHESTRA (BANJO, CLARINET, DRUMS, PIANO, BASS, SAXOPHONE, TRUMPET, TROMBONE)

Topic keywords: NEW ORLEANS JAZZ PARADES; WEST AFRICAN PARADES; INDIANS; GROUND-HUGGING DANCING; ROOFTOP DANCING; SECOND LINE; JAZZ FUNERALS; AMERICAN HISTORY

Topic keywords: MISSISSIPPI HILL COUNTRY MUSIC; ROOTS OF THE BLUES; INSTRUMENTS (FIFE AND DRUM, DIDDLEY BOW, QUILLS, HARMONICA); WORK SONGS (FIELD HOLLERS, LEVEE CAMP SONGS, ROUSTABOUTS SONGS, PRISON SONGS); SPIRITUALS & SERMONS; TOASTS; BLUES

Grade Level: Early Childhood |K-3 | 1-3 | 3-5 | 4-6 | 7-9 | 10-12 | Adult

Lullabies
Grade Level: Early Childhood

Activity #1: Lullaby Recognition
Activity #2: Lullaby Vocal Timbre

Singing Games of Senatobia — Click here Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Activity #1: Voicing and Moving the Music of Children
Activity #2: Topics of Children's Interests

Pease Porridge Hot — Click here Grade Level: K-3
Activity #1: Play a Hand Clapping Game
Activity #2: Write New Song Lyrics

Children's Singing Games from Scotland and Trinidad — Click here Grade Level: 1–3
Activity #1: Form comparison
Activity #2: Melodic recognition

Song for the Blue–Eyed Gal — Click here Grade Level: 1–3
Activity #1: Form and Rhyme
Activity #2: Circle Dance

Rhythms in England — Click here Grade Level: 1–3; 4–6
Activity #1: Rhythms in 4 Meter
Activity #2: Rhythmic Dancing

A Haitian Berceuse — Click here Grade Level: K–3
Activity #1: Learning to Lullaby a Melody
Activity #2: Lullaby Words and Meanings

A Haitian-Styled Valse — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Finding the Waltz Rhythm (K-3)
Activity #2: Waltz Tempo (4-6)

Flying through Windows: The Ti Zwazo Song — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Singing and Moving (K-3)
Activity #2: The Melody of Ti Zwazo (4-6)

Drumming 'Here and There' — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Drumming Beats and Rhythms (K-3)
Activity #2: Drumming Comparisons: Haiti, Japan, and Ghana (4-6)

A Haitian Call-and-Response Song — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Listening and Responding to Call-and-Response (K-3)
Activity #2: Singing the Response (4-6)

Songs of a Bluebird — Click here Grade Level: K–3
Activity #1: Playing a Bluebird Game (K-3)
Activity #2: Words and Movements to 'There Stands a Bluebird' (K-3)


Joe Turner — Click here Grade Level: 4-6; 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Changing Chords, Changing Meters
Activity #2: Blues Men from Mississippi

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? — Click here Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Activity #1: Rousing Up an Old-Time Song
Activity #2: Many Views of Bill Bailey

Singing Games of Senatobia — Click here Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Activity #1: Voicing and Moving the Music of Children
Activity #2: Topics of Children's Interests

Fife and Drum from Mississippi Hill Country — Click here Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Activity #1: Driving the Fife and Drum Rhythms
Activity #2: Fife and Drum Culture

Rhythms in England — Click here Grade Level: 1–3; 4–6
Activity #1: Rhythms in 4 Meter
Activity #2: Rhythmic Dancing

Boats in the Bahamas — Click here Grade Level: 4–6
Activity #1: Improvising Text and Movement
Activity #2: Composing Rhythms

Caribbean Call-and-Response Forms — Click here Grade Level: 4–6
Activity #1: Call-and-Response
Activity #2: Singing and Rhythmicking

March Music from Lombardia/Italy — Click here Grade Level: 4–6
Activity #1: Instrument Identification
Activity #2: Meter

Solo and Tutti in Spain — Click here Grade Level: 4–6
Activity #1: Instrument Form

Triple Meter Music Out of Spain — Click here Grade Level: 4–6
Activity #1: Rhythm in Triple Meter

Songs Children Sing in Haiti — Click here Grade Level: K–3; 4–6
Activity #1: Song about the Crocodile
Activity #2: Song of a Car Engine

Haitian Merengue-in-Motion — Click here Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Getting Merengue into the Ears
Activity #2: Merengue Music for Dancing

A Work Song for Haitian Workers — Click here Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Singing the Way to Tomazo
Activity #2: Maintaining a Rapid Rhythm
Activity #3: The Whys of a Work Song

Drumming by Laborers in Leisure — Click here Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Finding the Rhythms of the Djouba and Konga Drums
Activity #2: Drumming the Sosyete Wou Way
Activity #3: Reasons for Rhythmicking

A Haitian-Styled Valse — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Finding the Waltz Rhythm (K-3)
Activity #2: Waltz Tempo (4-6)

Flying through Windows: The Ti Zwazo Song — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Singing and Moving (K-3)
Activity #2: The Melody of Ti Zwazo (4-6)

Drumming 'Here and There' — Click here Grade Level: K–3, 4–6
Activity #1: Drumming Beats and Rhythms (K-3)
Activity #2: Drumming Comparisons: Haiti, Japan, and Ghana (4-6)

American Patchwork: The Land Where The Blues Began Grade Level: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

American Patchwork: Jazz Parades ("Feet Don't Fail Me Now") Grade Level: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

American Patchwork: Dreams and Songs of the Noble Old Grade Level: 4-6, 7-8, Secondary School, Adult

American Patchwork: Appalaichan Journey Grade Level: 1-3, 4-6, 7-8, Secondary School

Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham — Click here Grade Level: 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Lining Out a Song
Activity #2: Comparing Different Versions of a Song

Joe Turner — Click here Grade Level: 4-6; 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Changing Chords, Changing Meters
Activity #2: Blues Men from Mississippi

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? — Click here Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Activity #1: Rousing Up an Old-Time Song
Activity #2: Many Views of Bill Bailey
A Little Light Music — Click here Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, C-U
Activity #1: Singing The Spiritual
Activity #2: Spiritual Song and Freedom Song

Singing Games of Senatobia — Click here Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Activity #1: Voicing and Moving the Music of Children
Activity #2: Topics of Children's Interests

I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die — Click here Grade Level: 6-8, 7-9, 10-12
Activity #1: Can you Anticipate the Beat?
Activity #2: Write a Poem to Reflect the Topic of a Song

Fife and Drum from Mississippi Hill Country — Click here Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Activity #1: Driving the Fife and Drum Rhythms
Activity #2: Fife and Drum Culture

Haitian Merengue-in-Motion — Click here Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Getting Merengue into the Ears
Activity #2: Merengue Music for Dancing

A Work Song for Haitian Workers — Click here Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Singing the Way to Tomazo
Activity #2: Maintaining a Rapid Rhythm
Activity #3: The Whys of a Work Song

Drumming by Laborers in Leisure — Click here Grade Level: 4–6, 7–9, 10–12, C–U
Activity #1: Finding the Rhythms of the Djouba and Konga Drums
Activity #2: Drumming the Sosyete Wou Way
Activity #3: Reasons for Rhythmicking

Alborado de Vigo — High Pipes and Stick Music of Spain — Click here Grade Level: 7–8
Activity #1: High Pipe Music
Activity #2: Stick Dance Music of Spain

American Patchwork: The Land Where The Blues Began Grade Level: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

American Patchwork: Jazz Parades ("Feet Don't Fail Me Now") Grade Level: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

American Patchwork: Dreams and Songs of the Noble Old Grade Level: 4-6, 7-8, Secondary School, Adult

American Patchwork: Appalaichan Journey Grade Level: 1-3, 4-6, 7-8, Secondary School

Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham — Click here Grade Level: 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Lining Out a Song
Activity #2: Comparing Different Versions of a Song

Joe Turner — Click here Grade Level: 4-6; 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Changing Chords, Changing Meters
Activity #2: Blues Men from Mississippi

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? — Click here Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Activity #1: Rousing Up an Old-Time Song
Activity #2: Many Views of Bill Bailey
Train Music in Blues-Style — Click here Grade Level: 9-12, C-U
Activity #1: Freight Train
Activity #2: Blues Men from Mississippi

A Little Light Music — Click here Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, C-U
Activity #1: Singing The Spiritual
Activity #2: Spiritual Song and Freedom Song

I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die — Click here Grade Level: 6-8, 7-9, 10-12
Activity #1: Can you Anticipate the Beat?
Activity #2: Write a Poem to Reflect the Topic of a Song

Fife and Drum from Mississippi Hill Country — Click here Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Activity #1: Driving the Fife and Drum Rhythms
Activity #2: Fife and Drum Culture

American Patchwork: The Land Where The Blues Began Grade Level: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

American Patchwork: Jazz Parades ("Feet Don't Fail Me Now") Grade Level: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

American Patchwork: Dreams and Songs of the Noble Old Grade Level: 4-6, 7-8, Secondary School, Adult

American Patchwork: Appalaichan Journey Grade Level: 1-3, 4-6, 7-8, Secondary School

Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham — Click here Grade Level: 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Lining Out a Song
Activity #2: Comparing Different Versions of a Song

Joe Turner — Click here Grade Level: 4-6; 7-9; 10-12; C-U
Activity #1: Changing Chords, Changing Meters
Activity #2: Blues Men from Mississippi

Train Music in Blues-Style — Click here Grade Level: 9-12, C-U
Activity #1: Freight Train
Activity #2: Blues Men from Mississippi

A Little Light Music — Click here Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, C-U
Activity #1: Singing The Spiritual
Activity #2: Spiritual Song and Freedom Song

American Patchwork: The Land Where The Blues Began Grade Level: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

American Patchwork: Jazz Parades ("Feet Don't Fail Me Now") Grade Level: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult

American Patchwork: Dreams and Songs of the Noble Old Grade Level: 4-6, 7-8, Secondary School, Adult

 

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