Here are some of my all-time favorite folk songs with frontier and westward expansion themes bundled with all the resources that I use to teach the song.This “Favorite Folk Song” kit is intended to help you teach the folk song and reinforce historical content and vocabulary at the same time. The se
AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONTHIS PRESENTATION WILL CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF FOLK MUSIC IN AMERICA. HYPERLINKS ARE INCLUDED TO HIGH QUALITY AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS.DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR EACH FOLK MUSIC LISTENING EXAMPLE ARE INCLUDED
Perfect for the Fall Season!
This Native American Song is a great way for your students to add some instrumental accompaniment this Thanksgiving, or anytime with a unit on Native American Music. Slides feature lyrics, sheet music, rhythm accompaniment slides to include 4 different classroom rhythm
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Patriotic and American songs for the 20 note handbells. This book has the melody line for 16 well-known patriotic/folk songs of the United States of America. Great resource for end of the year production, President's Day, Independence Day, or Veterans Day. There are 3 mi
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 20 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring a variety of folk instruments! Perfect for instrument units, folk music units, American history units, early finishers, center work, group lessons, music camps, the sub tub, and much more. These would a
"Land of the Silver Birch" is a lovely Native American folk song that can be used during Thanksgiving or any time of the year.Included with this song are sheet music, 5 non-pitched percussion ostinatos, a bordun, and 2 melodic ostinatos.This is a great activity for students of all ages. Students in
Boomwhackers® Tube Sheet Music: American Folk Songs - 15 SongsIt's time to take out a set of boomwhackers or bells and get ready to have some fun playing some classic America folk songs. Each song is written in color music notation with the addition of lyrics. Audio files demonstrating all compositi
Have you ever seen a moose kissing a goose?! If you enjoy giggles with your Boomwhackers, this mini unit is for you. In the key of G, students can sing, play, & self-accompany themselves on Boomwhackers. Chimes or Orff instruments such as xylophones or metallophones would work, too!With only
This Google Slides presentation familiarizes students with the music of well-known American folk musicians from the 1960s. Students will come to understand how artists like Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash sparked a revival in the popularity of American Roots Music. Use this presentation independently, or
"Yankee Doodle" is a familiar and fun American folk song that can be sung for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veteran's Day, or any time of the year.Included with this song are sheet music, 5 non-pitched percussion ostinatos, a bordun, and 2 melodic ostinatos.This is a great activity for students of all
"Down the River" or "Down the Ohio" is a wonderful American folk song with a great, catchy melody. It includes sheet music, lyrics page, 4 rhythmic ostinatos, and 2 melodic borduns/ostinatos. A perfect way to have fun, sing, practice rhythms, and give your students the opportunity to play instrume
Folk songs are, in many ways, the fundamental building blocks of music education. From the earliest grades, music educators draw upon classic songs from a variety of cultures and use them as a vehicle to teach the core music concepts that will develop in students throughout their K-12 career. Incl
"Simple Gifts" is a beautiful melody that has a lasting place in Americana. This lesson is adapted for Google Slides and includes a 15 point self-grading quiz and wonderful listening examples in a variety of styles. When you click on the link for the assessment it will ask you to make a copy. You'll
This is an interactive PDF that contains sheet music of 20 great American folk songs and sing-along accompaniment files in the PDF! It is perfect to use at an interactive whiteboard, on a tablet, or a computer. I received a schoolroom grant from the Mary Chilton DAR (Daughters of the American Revo
NOTES FOR AMERICAN FOLK SONGS AND WORKSHEETS FOR TPT
This is a set of 10 American Folk Songs with associated worksheets. Worksheets include:
- 3 x Rhythmic Dictation worksheets
- 3 x Melodic Dictation worksheets
- 4 x Sight-Reading worksheets
These resources and more also available on MySongFile.c
BIM BUM (An American Folk Song/Game)SA/2-Part Mixed VoicesStudents love nonsense songs - they are fun to learn and fun to teach! Bim Bum is an American Folk song that includes a clapping game, and it can get faster and faster as the song nears the end!Excellent for late elementary and middle school
This file contains slides for the African American folk song, My Father's House. This song helps to prepare, present, and practice a whole note.
Hardest Rhythmic Concept: ta-a-a-a (whole note)
Other Rhythmic Concepts: ta, ta-a
I have included a copy of the song in case it is not one from your folk
"Good News" is a very catchy folk song and African-American spiritual. Included is sheet music, lyrics page, 5 rhythmic ostinatos, and 2 melodic borduns/ostinatos. A perfect way to have fun, sing, practice rhythms, and give your students the opportunity to play instruments - all in one activity!Rh
25 Latin-American Folk Songs and Children’s Songs for Beginner and Intermediate PianoA collection of Spanish language and Latin traditional folk songs and dances for beginner to intermediate piano students.
"Free Little Bird" is a lovely America folk song. This resource guides the learners verse by verse, with accompanying vocal melodies linked to each page. Music is healing to us all, and during hard times such as these, singing at home can be a release for anyone needing a lift. I hope you and yo
Engage your 4th grade students with these print-and-go reading activities to supplement your Bob Jones University Press Reading 4 curriculum (2nd edition: I Met You in a Story). This no prep resource will save you so much time - simplify your lesson planning today!This resource supplements the story
Engage your 4th grade students with these print-and-go reading activities to supplement your Bob Jones University Press Reading 4 curriculum (3rd edition: Voyages). This no prep resource will save you so much time - simplify your lesson planning today!This resource supplements the informational arti
Ho Ho Watanay: A Native American Lullaby for the elementary music room to teach loud/soft and ta/titi.
This complete file is also available in my money saving Thanksgiving bundle here: Thanksgiving Bundle (Songs, Chants, and Games)
Perfect for the Kodaly Inspired Classroom around Thanksgiving.