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Evolution of Music - Pentatonix

For Students 4th - 12th
Explore music through the decades with an engaging video brought to you by the 5-part harmony acapella group, Pentatonix. Genuine musical talents sing through a variety of popular music from the 11th century to the 2010's. Artists...
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Music and Poetry

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Song lyrics, like poems, are meant to be heard. After examining the literary devices in several poems, scholars examine the lyrics of popular songs and identify the sound devices and the figurative language writers use to create the...
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The Ballet that Incited a Riot

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Imagine a ballet starting a riot! Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" did just that. Find out why the audience was so outraged by the score, choreography, costuming, and sets in this tradition-breaking ballet.
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The Sixties: Dylan Plugs in and Sells Out

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Before Woodstock, there was Newport. Get plugged in to the social changes of the 1960s with a lesson that looks at Bob Dylan's performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival as a symbol of the radical changes that marked the era.
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The Summer Fun Summer Learning Music Unit

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Take note. Soul music. Gospel music. Country music. Summer comes alive with the sounds of music as program participants learn about various genres of music, create instruments, and write and perform songs about the facts and traditions...
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Additional Folklife Information

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Use a packet packed with ideas for how to celebrate the traditions of your country, state, community, and pupils's families. Suggestions for how to draw on oral and material traditions, customs, beliefs, music, and stories all find a...
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The Letter G Song

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Gary the ghost giggles when he gulps. Ah, the letter G. Show this silly and entertaining video to beginning readers learning the alphabet. The western music engages all who view it and you won't be able to help but stomp your feet and...
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Two Traditional Korean Songs

For Students 3rd - 5th
"Arirang," the most popular Koeran folk song, and "Doraji" are featured in a resource that includes suggestions for how to incorporate these hauntingly beautiful songs into your curriculum.
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Teach children that just because something is old, doesn't mean you have to throw it away with a reading of Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. Engaging children with an arts and crafts activity in which they patch the holes in...
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Developing Writing Skills Through Japanese Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students listen to Japanese folk songs to get inspired to create a writing piece about Japan.  In this writing activity, students use primary and secondary sources to add information about Japan. 
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Four Different Styles of Music

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Jewish Folk Song: Ya Ba Bom

For Teachers 9th
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...
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Peter and the Wolf

For Teachers K - 4th
Peter and the Wolf is a wonderful piece that introduces learners to classical music, builds listening skills, and creates a bridge from song to imagination. Each slide shows a picture of one of the characters from the story and a group...
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Spruce up a class reading of the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this fun series of activities. Starting with a list of reading comprehension questions and key vocabulary to address during a teacher read...
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Create a cross-curricular learning experience based on the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat with this collection of learning activities. Starting with a class reading of the story, children go on to learn about the sequence...
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Activity Guide: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Enhance a reading of the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this collection of learning activities. Starting with general background information about the book and author, this...
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Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore Folk Music in Iowa. For this folk music instructional activity, students discuss different types of folk music and how it relates to life in Iowa. They take the tune of a song and write their own lyrics to describe their...
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Folk Music Flowchart and Questions

For Students 5th - 7th
In this music instructional activity, 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...
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Instruments Used in Folk Music

For Students 7th - 8th
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...
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Comparing Native American and American Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 5th
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.
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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: Exploration of Folk Music

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to examine Folk music.
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Demystifying Stereotypes and Understanding Contemporary Cultures

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders compare and contrast folk songs from different cultures. In this music lesson, 4th graders listen to and list the attributes of selected Japanese and American folk songs. Students discover the customs, foods, and culture...
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Germanic Music - Folk Songs

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore Germanic music and culture. In this folk song lesson, students examine and compare 3 Germanic folks songs. The songs may be sung in German as pronunciation guides are included as well as sheet music.
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English Folk Music

For Students 5th - 8th
In this English folk music worksheet, students read an article pertaining to the history of folk music in England from the times of the Industrial Revolution until the 1970s.