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Celebrate Cambodia: Khmer Festival and Wedding Music
Lessons that introduce two contrasting examples of the music of the Khmer people. Students particpate in active listening, discussions of cultural context, and performance of ostinati and pentatonic melodies.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Colombia
Bilingual virtual version of an exhibition at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The site is arranged as a tour of Colombia's ecosystems.It considers ways that cultures arise from landscape and economies from natural resources (especially, in this case, coffee). Suitable for geography classes.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Discovering the East of China: Chinese Music in Elementary School
Unit that introduces regional Chinese music. Students "travel" through the eastern part of the country.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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goSmithsonian.com
This website is a portal to maps, museum information, and special events and exhibitions. Plan a visit in which you’ll experience the best the Smithsonian has to offer.
Provider: Office of Visitor Services
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Grade(s): General audience
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Indian Music and the Sitar
Lessons in which students “internalize” traditional Indian music by taking part in it. They listen to it, dance to it, and even play sitar music and ragas.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Key Ingredients: America by Food
Website exploring the history of American food from Native American traditions to modern regional cooking. Incorporates complete teacher resources, "cookbook project" that permits visitors to search for recipes, a timeline allowing visitors to look up foods by date or region, and food recommendations across the country.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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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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Listening to the Water Nations
Cultural geographer Doug Herman discusses perceptions of water in traditional indigenous cultures. He also considers contemporary water issues that most immediately and severely affect indigenous people
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Music of the Seventh Continent
Lesson in which students learn about the culture and music of Madagascar ""experientially,"" by performing a traditional song. Includes a map of Madagascar.
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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