From around the world to YOUR classroom Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Festivals & Folksongs Around the World: A Multicultural Resource of Songs, Celebrations and Fun Facts
It’s a global party, and you’re all invited to Oktoberfest in Germany, Children’s Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam, Loy Krathong in Thailand, the Festival of Holi in India and lots more! Step into the music and culture of ten regions around the world and read about festivals with moon cakes, sky lanterns, didgeridoos, Kintaro and a host of other interesting facts and legends. This quality resource features reproducible student articles and folksongs that are fun to read and sing, exceptional standards-based lesson plans, assessment and extension activities to enhance learning, and piano accompaniments with ethnic choreography for that special touch! The enhancedÂ CD features each song recorded with and without singers, separate pronunciation guide tracks to help learn the foreign texts, and PDFs of the articles and songsheets for projection options! Promote cross-cultural education and reinforce language skills while focusing on the principle objective of having fun learning songs from different cultures!
World Grooves: Elemental Rhythms From Around the Globe
Capture the spirit of calypso, zydeco, bossa nova, gospel, jigs, jazz and more with this unique collection of global rhythm styles. Each ensemble includes 3 to 4 rhythm parts for classroom percussion instruments, and one part is always the pulse, so even your youngest students can join in! There are also body percussion parts to help learn the rhythms before the instruments are distributed, and when there aren’t enough instruments to go around. Optional Orff instrument parts and piano are also included for additional layers of tone color! The enclosed CD offers two recorded tracks for each groove: an instructional track and a play-along track without the percussion instruments for the flexibility of adding any number of performers. PDFs of all the parts are also included on the Enhanced CD. All parts are 4 to 8 measures, and once they are secure, the parts can be layered in one-at-a-time, in different orders. Then add your new world groove accompaniments to different songs in these styles from your music library–let the spirit groove you!
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