This lesson set is a wonderful resource to add to your world music collection. Use it to teach students about pentatonic music with slides showing the solfege, teach compound meter in 6/8 through the melody and percussion accompaniment parts (including 3 Orff xylophone ostinati parts) along with lesson extension ideas, and learn the Japanese language and culture.
This lesson set is included in the Japanese Music Lesson Set Bundle
You can get a free sample of some of the resources included in the lesson sets and instantly add a wonderful Japanese folk song to your collection with the Donguri: FREE sampler
The song, "Ame, Ame", is sung by children all over Japan, and is perfect for elementary age students. It is a simple, upbeat song about the joys of splashing in rain puddles and includes a comparison to the song with similar themes, "Rain, Rain, Go Away".
This set includes:
Slides to teach various musical concepts, as well as background information and lyrics translation and pronunciation in pdf and powerpoint versions (there is also a blank background version of every slide to print and use as worksheets and handouts)
Sound recordings of a native speaker speaking each word of the text, as well as a sung recording
Lesson extension ideas with printable manipulatives for composition
Because of the variety of resources available in this set, please note that it is a zipped file.
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