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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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The Art of Tattooing
Online exhibition that takes an anthropological look at a tattoo studio in Washington, D.C. Considers tattooing as both art and ritual.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The Grand Generation: Interviewing Guide and Questionnaire
Webpage explaining the techniques of and guidelines for conducting oral history. Shows how to conduct an interview with an elderly relation or friend, gather the proper equipment, brainstorm questions, and preserve the final product.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide
Online version of booklet provides guidelines for collecting folklife and oral history. Offers interview advice, sample questions, ways to preserve and present one’s findings, further readings, glossary, sample information and release forms.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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They’re Ghana Love It! Experiences with Ghanaian Music for Middle School General Music Students
 Lessons in which students try their hands at the music of this West African nation. Includes interpretive movement and percussion performance.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Tooting the Horn of Africa: A "Cornucopia" of Music from Somalia
Lessons in which students sing and play traditional music of Somalia and try to recognize and transcribe the pentatonic scale.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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We Sing a Song: Global Sound for Children
This webpage presents a sampling of children’s music on Smithsonian Global Sound. Includes artists such as Ella Jenkins, Suni Paz, and Woody Gurthie, as well children from around the world.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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West African Song and Chants: Children’s Music from Ghana
"Lessons designed to give students experience with basic polyrhythmic ensembles. Includes singing, chanting, dancing, and playing instruments."
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Yes! I Wanna! Learn Music From Botswana!
Set of three lessons. Students listen critically to traditional music from Botswana and then sing and compose in the style.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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