Appalachian Folk Music
Learners examine Appalachian Folk Music and Culture and identify characteristics of folk music. They sing simple traditional folk songs, then compare folk music to other styles of music.
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When I Was Young In Appalachia
Students comapre and contrast the lifestyles of the people of the Applachian region with their own community through in-class discussions, creative projects, hands-on activities, food preservation, homemade remedies, home construction,...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Ozark Folk Culture and Geography in the Mountain View, Arkansas Area
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,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History
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All That is Irish and More - Activity 1
Students listen to examples of fiddle music and violin music to determine the similarities and differences between the two musical forms. A video link is included in this introductory lesson to fiddle music (Part One of Two).
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
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4th - 5th Social Studies & History