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Folk Music of Egypt and the Middle East
Fifth graders study Egypt and the Middle East through the use of folk music. In 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.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Four Different Styles of 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.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 100 Downloads
Comparing Native American and American Folk Music
Students examine how aspects of Native American and American folk music are alike and different. They contrast both forms of music and engage in many activities to identify or explain how music fulfills a variety of purposes.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 32 Views 91 Downloads
Folk Music Flowchart and Questions
In this music worksheet, students read about the origins of folk music by following a flow chart. They answer 10 short answer question and participate in an extension task that entails writing an article that discusses folk music.
5th - 7th Language Arts 13 Views 68 Downloads
Instruments Used in Folk Music
For 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.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Key Points about English Folk Music Worksheet
In 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.
5th - 7th Language Arts 10 Views 93 Downloads
Woodie Guthrie and the Dust Bowl: Using Folk Music as a Teaching Tool
Play a Woodie Guthrie song while showing the class an image-filled presentation on the Dust Bowl. Intended for learners in the 4th or 5th grade, slides contain primary source photographs along with descriptions that contain highlighted vocabulary.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
The National Folk Instrument of Norway - Activity
Learners explore how artistry and craftsmanship in both the instrument maker and the musician creates the Hardanger Fiddle and the folk music tradition of Norway. This introductory lesson concludes with a video and worksheet (provided).
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
English Folk Music
In this English folk music activity, 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.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Jewish Folk Song: Ya Ba Bom
Singing is a wonderful way to express an idea of any kind. This lesson is written expressly for use in directing a high school chorus. They work on using four-part harmony, expression, and melodic intervals while singing a Jewish folk song.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads