*Engage your middle school and upper elementary students with this project that researches the history of American folk songs.
*Students research the composer, history of the song, and historical context of their folk song and present it to their peers.
*Note: Be sure to look at the songs you allow students to research as many songs have a complex history. Decide if you want these to be discussed or not in your teaching setting. This can be a time for historical reflection and learning, but may note be appropriate in all settings.
*Great for a social studies project or for a general music or choir to fulfill the writing requirement.
*The grading rubric is editable so you can make it usable for your classroom.
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