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Paredon Records: Activist Songs and Speeches from 1970-1985
Webpage documents Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber’s mission to promote social and political activism through Paredon Records. Listen to music and spoken-word recordings as you learn about the role of music in political activism in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena
Webpage focuses on two percussion-driven musical traditions from Puerto Rico and the formal and cultural distinctions between the styles. Includes music samples and videos of dance performances to the music.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Silk Road: Connecting Culture, Creating Trust
Website of the Silk Road Project. Inspired by the cultural traditions of the historical Silk Road, the project is a catalyst, promoting innovation and learning through the arts. Various educational resources available.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Smithsonian Folkways: Featured Artists
Webpage includes a selection of biographical information of featured musical artists from around the globe. Through video and audio clips, students connect the artists with their work to recognize the skills involved in music-making.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Telling Our Own Stories Through Corridos
Lesson plan using the lyrics and music of corridos along with the accompanying website to analyze written texts, visual images, and objects to develop students’ understanding of various themes, regions, and perspectives of North American history. Students look at music as a primary source of history by interviewing family members about the songs they grew up with and comparing these songs to narrative corridos.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Wisconsin Powwow / Naamikaaged: Dancer for the People
Two-video set shows how powwows incorporate historical traditions and modern innovations. Focuses on the Ojibwe people. Includes historical background, transcription of soundtrack, classroom questions, and suggestions for further reading and listening. Available for purchase.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz Homepage
Online exhibit exploring the life of Celia Cruz, an influential and legendary musical figure both in her native country of Cuba and in the United States. Visitors can connect her story to a variety of subjects including immigration, history, geography, music theory, music history, and art. Available in English and Spanish.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Egypt: The Bedouin Culture
Lessons in which students pick out the sounds of traditional Bedouin instruments and replicate the rhythms of the music. In an extension, they learn about a Bedouin tradition of shadow puppets.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8
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One Flute, Two Flute, Red Flute, Blue Flute: Nigerian-Style Flute Music
"Lessons for intermediate-level music learners. Students identify musical elements (steady beats, rhythm, melody, harmony) in traditional Nigerian flute music. Includes maps of Nigeria and the continent of Africa. "
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Performing Ethiopia: Playing, Singing and Improvising Music from the Abyssian Kingdom
Lesson that introduces students to the history and culture of Ethopia through its traditional music. Concludes with an arrangement and composition exercise.
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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