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Fourth graders observe music by researching U.S. history. In this music culture instructional activity, 4th graders identify the era of the American Frontier and discuss the instruments, rhythms and compositions of music from the time. Students perform the songs "Trail to Mexico" and "Old Joe Clark" before completing a Venn diagram comparing the two.