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24 resources with the keyterm folk music

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Woodie Guthrie and the Dust Bowl: Using Folk Music as a Teaching Tool

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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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 instructional activity is written expressly for use in directing a high school chorus. They work on using four-part harmony, expression, and melodic intervals while singing...
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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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Modern/Contemporary Music

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learn about each of the major players that contributed to each genre of modern/contemporary music. This slideshow covers the last 100 years in American music, from Gershwin to Michael Jackson, Folk to Reggae. Tip: It would be great to...
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Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars explore Folk Music in Iowa. For this folk music lesson, 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 life. 
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Folk Music Flowchart and Questions

For Students 5th - 7th
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.
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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
Young scholars 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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Folk and Fiddle Music of the U.S.

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students select and listen to three examples of fold and fiddle music from the American Memory Collections. In this music lesson students Students write down short summaries of the pieces they selected including the names of performers,...
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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.
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Instruments Used in Folk Music

For Students 6th - 12th
In this folk music instruments worksheet, learners read about the banjo and the mandolin before they are presented with 2 activities they may complete to learn more about folk music.
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Folk Music

For Students 6th - 12th
For this folk music worksheet, learners read selections pertaining to folk music and then respond to 10 short answer questions. An extension activity is also available on the worksheet.
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The Chicken Dance

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders memorize the steps to the "Chicken Dance" while discovering the uses of an accordion. The teacher explains the role of folk music in history, and the students perform the chicken dance paying special attention to rhythm.
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The Sounds of Music

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students listen to Brazilian folk music and discuss its various sounds and connections to today's music. They record sounds that define and represent the culture of their school and community.
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Musical Tapestry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the terms and structure of a bluegrass tune. They participate in a listening exercise that will challenge them to identify specific elements within a bluegrass musical arrangement.
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Writing Lyrics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the themes and structure of a bluegrass song and identify the common themes in bluegrass music. They practice songwriting by rewriting the lyrics of "Oh! Susanna" as a bluegrass tune.
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The Songcatcher

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read Sharyn McCrumb's and Maggie Greenwald's versions of "Songcatcher" and use them as a springboard to explore the heritage and traditions of Appalachian folk music. They review Internet sources, conduct research and write...
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Folk

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners read about Woody Guthrie and how folk music often tells of events of the time and can be effective protest music.
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English Folk Music

For Students 8th
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...
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Folk Games

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students listen to the poem, "De Cunjah Man" and discover how and why this language came into existence. They are introduced to the idea that songs are a way of expressing human feelings and name a song that makes them feel happy or sad.
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Musical Impressions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students listen to two examples of bluegrass music and try to identify the instruments that they hear and the subtle differences between the two songs. They describe their impressions of the selections, then conclude by comparing and...
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Folk Songs, Instruments of the Orchestra

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study Folk Songs and instruments of the orchestra in these lessons. They recognize the difference between folk songs and classical music.