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Islands of Song: Music of the Bahamas
Audio and visual recordings explore the history and cultural significance of Bahamian music
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Jazz It Up!
Teacher-created lesson that seeks to instill an appreciation of jazz and its history and to inspire students to pass along that appreciation to others. The emphasis is on the work of Louis Armstrong.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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La Nueva Canción: The New Song Movement in South America
Webpage introduces the movement of political song called nueva canción. Recordings of works addressing poverty, imperialism, democracy, human rights, and religious freedom are included. Clips of live performances are also offered for further exploration.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Labor’s Troubador: Joe Glazer and Collector Records
Video and audio clips introduce the music of the American labor movement. Glazer and others perform songs of protest.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Land and Native American Cultures
Introduces students to the use of land in Native American communities through several case studies. Addresses subsistence, crafts, mythology, and ritual. Includes teacher/student guide, photographs, resources, slides, and activity questions.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Latin Rhythms and Cultural Heritage
Two lesson plans encourage students to explore the concept of heritage and their own cultural heritage through music. Students look at Roberto Clemente, who has very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and at Puerto Rican music.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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Latino Chicago: Music and the Community
This webpage features recordings of the music of Latin American communities in Chicago. Contextual information accompanies the selections. Includes movie clips of live performances.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Learning About Folklife: The U.S. Virgin Islands and Senegal
Kit on the folklife of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Senegal. Focuses on foodways, music and storytelling, and celebrations. Contains videos, audio-cassettes, and teacher´s guide.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Let’s Dance Like an Eagle: Zeybek Dance in Turkey
Lesson plan examines the geography of Turkey with a focus on Anatolia and Zeyback. Includes activities to identify rhythmic patterns in Turkish music and sample Zeybeck dance.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy
Online exhibit presenting portraits and a biography of jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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