Newfoundland and Labrador, often called "The Rock", is a beautiful province on Canada's East Coast. It is a province with distinct musical traditions. It is also a province with unique, sometimes silly, place names.
This workbook contains rhythmic activities for primary students. The first section requires students to match names of places to basic rhythms containing ta, ti-ti, and quarter rest. The second section requires them to write rhythms for the place names on their own. There is an answer key included for these pages.
The final section asks students to create their own rhythmic chant, using NL place names. The chants can then be preformed individually or in groups, vocally or transferred onto percussion instruments. This section can stand on its own, but would also be a perfect accompaniment to a unit on Newfoundland & Labrador folk songs. If you alternate between singing a chorus from a popular folk song and chant performances, you would create a perfect opportunity to also discuss form with this activity.