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- Effort, PA
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For this music worksheet, students read key points about English folk music including what it is, what instruments are played, its history, and two of its important styles. They answer 10 questions using full sentences before writing a newspaper type article about the subject.
Fifth graders study Egypt and the Middle East through the use of folk music. For this early civilizations lesson, 5th graders correlate the music of a culture with the development of their society. Students research early Egyptian and Middle Eastern societies using folk music as their starting point.
In this English folk music worksheet, 8th graders read about the characteristics, instruments, and purpose of traditional music. They read about the history of folk music and contemporary uses of this type of music. They answer 10 short answer questions associated with the reading.
In this music worksheet, students read short excerpts about the instruments that accompany folk music songs. They write 5-10 paragraphs about the use of the banjo and mandolin in folk music and about their differences. They read reference materials to identify other instruments that are used in folk music.
Explore the characteristics of four very different musical styles. Your class will consider the rhythm, pitch, voice, and timber of each style. They'll practice reading musical notation, identifying elements of music theory, while researching Musicals, Kwaito, Soukous, and folk music.
Upper grade through early high schoolers develop an understanding of Ozark culture, and the geography of the Ozark Plateau. They study place, location, human environmental impacts, and movement. This interesting plan incorporates muic, crafts, mapping, and story telling from the Ozark Mountains.