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Singing In the Harvest: Music from the Zuni

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Explores life and music of Pueblo people of the Zuni in New Mexico. Includes rhythm exersizes, singing a Zuni lullaby, Zuni Harvest Dance steps, share their personal culture's ceremonial music and songs, and compose music based on stylistic conventions of certain Zuni songs.

Austria: Land of Waltzes and Polkas

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Basic location/culture/music of Austria. Students practice both polka and waltz rhythms/dance steps, as well as play simple tunes using instruments.

A Little Romani Music

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Analyze Russian Romani music. Students sing and practice Romani folk music rhythms.

From the Heart of England: Traditional English Songs for Children

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Using three English children's songs, students practicing singing and movement. Students compare different versions of same song.

Eine Kleine Kindermusik: Children's Songs from Germany

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Students are invited to sight-read (solfege), play recorder, listen critically, and create, all in exploration of traditional German children’s songs. They take a further step in comparing these new songs to American children’s songs with which they may be familiar.

Irish Music: Experiences in Dance, Singing, and Instrument Playing

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Exploration of Irish culture through music and dance. Students learn Irish dance steps, play simple recorder tunes, and sing.

Northern Lights: Journey North to Norway

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Interactive study of Norwegian folk music. Students listen to multiple versions of same song, discuss musical qualities, and play their own unique version. Intended for orchestra students.

An Exploration of Spanish Music and Dance Traditions

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Introduces history, traditions, and music of Spain. Students practice Flamenco dances, learn about Romani people,and sing children's/Christmas songs.

Dance Traditions of Argentina

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The goal of the lesson is to introduce students to two contrasting dance traditions from Argentina: the Chacarera and the Tango. Elements of the music used to accompany both types of traditional dance will be explored

Ritmo Embolada: An Introduction of Brazilian Rhythm

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Students analyze "Embolada" style of poetry/song, and through identifying its components, improvise their own compositions.

On the Plains of Orinoco: Joropo Music in Colombia

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This lesson investigates life on the Colombian Orinoco Plains through the exploration of Joropo Music. Activities include Spanish attentive listening, cultural enrichment, and musical interaction through singing, playing, and moving.

Colorful Genres in Harp Music from Paraguay

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This lesson is divided in three segments that describe three colorful styles of Paraguayan music: the polca galopa, the guarani and the polca paraguaya. Students will practice playing and dancing to these styles, as well as develop an awareness of the historical roots of the harp in Paraguay.

Pacific Islander Songs, Sounds, and Signals: Musics of Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga

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Explore the music of the Pacific islands of Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga, including their instruments and cultural similarities. Practice musical notation by transcribing and rhythm and melodic contour. Identify the instruments used and their significance.

Paradise Found: Singing and Drumming of Western Samoa

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This exciting lesson explores the rich sounds of Western Samoa. Students will recreate the beautiful sounds of singable melodies with uncomplicated rhythm. The students will sing, dance, and drum in the traditional community style of Western Samoa.

Gateway Experiences in the Music of North India

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Students will be introduced to the music of India with a focus on introductory terminology, elemental concepts, and instrument identification through various singing, listening and playing opportunities.

Ooooh, the Oud

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Use video and music to discover the ancient Middle Eastern stringed instrument, the oud. Discuss the history of the instrument and compare different styles of playing. Learn to identify and repeat the different rhythms.

Shintaro-san of the Mountain: Mountains, Minyo, and Japanese Culture

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This tutorial provides an introductory view into Japanese traditional ballads or folksongs, known as minyo, and folktales involving the cultural heritage of Japanese mountains. Basic background of Japanese traditional music and Japanese mountain folklore will be discussed.

Musical Hooves on the Steppes: The Morin Huur of Mongolia

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Explore rural nomadic life in Mongolia and the highly impressionistic music and arts of the Central Asian steppes. Students learn to imitate sounds of the natural environment through improvised dance, instrumental performance, and throat-singing.

Folk Music of Turkey: The Songs and Dances of Anatolia and the Black Sea

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Students will be introduced to Turkish style song and dance through listening to, recreating the sounds of, and dancing Bacon is in the Larder.

Allo, Monsieur! French Canadian Children’s Songs

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This unit affords teachers with opportunities to lead children in active singing games and dances from Quebec, Canada. These lessons will offer young singers and players an opportunity to listen to, discuss, sing, play games, and create.

Zydeco est Gumbo: An Introduction to Zydeco Music

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In this unit, students will explore Zydeco Music and its French Canadian and Afro-Caribbean roots. Through cultural enrichment, attentive and engaged listening, stories, and dance, the students will gain a better understanding of Zydeco music in relation to its history and culture.

Fish Tales: Exploring the Folk Music of Newfoundland

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In this series of lessons students will learn about the culture and economy of Newfoundland, learn to sing the folksongs “I’s the B’y” and “Jack Was Ev’ry Inch a Sailor,” learn a folk dance, play recorder and hand chimes, and create a dramatic play.

Jamaican Song, Dance, and Play: Experiences with Jamaican Musical Traditions

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This lesson is intended to develop knowledge about certain aspects of Jamaican music and culture. Students will experience glimpses of Jamaican culture through listening, performance, game play, and discussion.

The Sound of an Island: Jamaican Music for the Classroom

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Students will be introduced to the music and history of Jamaican culture through performing various game songs and dances, as well as playing simple songs transcribed for the recorder.
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