Puerto Rico has been featured in our national spotlight (for better or worse) a lot lately.
and Sept 15 - Oct 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month.This amazing unit draws on current events as well as the rich history and culture of Puerto Rico.
We'll explore Puerto Rico & Plena music using accessible rhythms, as well as authentic sources from Los Pleneros 21
& Smithsonian Folkways
. The unit covers the music of Latin America, traditional folktales, and current events. Whole class activities and center rotations students offer a variety of accessible options for your students.
this low-prep unit has all the material is embedded in 3 Powerpoints, and worksheets are ready for print!
3 Powerpoints (w/ embedded video)
1 Rhythm Activity
1 Center Rotation
3 Worksheets (comprehension checks)
1 Folktale (The Song of El Coqui)
1 Teaching Guide (Smithsonian Folkways)
+ Additional Rhythm Activity (Bomba)
Find more materials and lessons here: http://www.asoundmind.edublogs.org/