Festivals and Folksongs Around the World


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Festivals & Folksongs Around the World
Multicultural Resource of Songs, Celebrations and Fun Facts
By John Higgins and Kathy Sorensen
Book and enhanced CD
64 pages
Grades 3 - 6

It's a global party and you're all invited to Oktoberfest in Germany, Children's Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam, Loy Krathong in Thailand, the Festival of Holi in India and lots more! Step into the music and culture of 10 regions around the world and read about festivals with moon cake, sky lanterns, didgeridoos, Kintaro and a host of other interesting facts and legends.

This resouce features reproducible student articles and folksongs that are fun to read and sing, standards-based lesson plans, assessment and extension activities to enhance learning, and piano accompaniments with ethnic choreography for that special touch! It all comes on one value-packed book/CD.

The CD features each song recorded with and without singers, separate pronunciation guide tracks to help learn the foreign texts, and PDFs of the articles and songsheets for projection options. There are piano/vocal arrangements for each song.

Promote cross-cultural education and reinforce language skills while focusing on the principle objective of having fun learning songs from different cultures.


  • Germany - Oktoberfest - Horch, was kommt von draussen rein?
  • Vietnam  - Children's Mid-Autumn Festival - Tet Trung Thu
  • West Africa - New Yam Festival - Tue, Tue
  • Thailand - Festival of Lights - Loy Krathong
  • Israel - Festival of Lights - Chanukah, Chanukah
  • Europe and Commonwealth Countries - day after Christmas - Good King Wenceslas
  • India - Holi Festival - Holi Re
  • Japan - Children's Day - Koinobori
  • United States - Fourth of July and Flag Day - America


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