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Sabor: Salsa in the United States
Interactive website explores the influence and diffusion of salsa music and dance. Includes online activity, bibliography, discography, scholarly essays, glossary, and lesson plans. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): General audience
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Sabor: Salsa in the United States Lesson Plans
Educational activities and lesson plans. Encourages students to understand and articulate the history of salsa, its roots, and its influence on American music today. Lessons include: Introduction to Salsa, Music and Politics, Musical inheritance, Community based oral history featuring musician Yomo Toro, and Understanding musical figures featuring singer Celia Cruz. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center Teaching Kits
Teaching kits employing the approach of the Smithsonian’s museum lab school contain art prints, children’s literature, and objects with lesson plans appropriate for the classroom or museum. Designed for young children. Purchase required.
Provider: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Smithsonian Folkways Magazine:
Website that introduces an indigenous American art form. Includes audio samples of the work discussed, from ragtime to modern.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Smithsonian Global Sound
Download and learn about traditional music from around the world. Music for purchase in multiple formats. Proceeds support local musicians and archives. Searchable by country, culture, genre, instrument, or language. Free radio, video, and educational materials.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Songs of the Waterways: Maritime Music
Webpage discusses the many roles of Maritime music. Includes music samples and audio slideshow.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Songs to Make Winter Bright: Traditions of Singing at Christmas and Other Winter Holidays
Webpage discusses the role of music in winter traditions around the world and in the United States. Focuses on Christmas and Chanukah. Includes music samples and audio slideshow.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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South Africa, Free At Last: The Freedom Songs of South Africa and the Civil Rights
Lessons in which students take part in musical activities while learning the history of South African "freedom songs." They look at correlations, both musical and historical, to the African American civil rights movement.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Strings of the North: National Instruments of Sweden, Norway, and Finland
Webpage introduces the ways that musical instruments serve as symbols of national identity and pride. Listen to audio clips and discover the unique characteristics of the Swedish nyckelharpa, the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, and the Finnish kantele.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Grade(s): General audience
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Symbols in a Story: What's What?
Interactive in which players go deep inside the painting "Achelous and Hercules" by American regionalist Thomas Hart Benton. The artist set the Greek myth in rural Missouri, giving it a new figurative meaning. The activity introduces the literary devices of symbol, simile, and metaphor.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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