Songs and Rhythms of a Nation
A Journey of American Heritage Through Rhyme, Rhythm and Song
By Rene Boyer
EXPERIENCE major historical events and people who helped shape America into what it is today. Through rhyme, rhythm and song, meet people like Betsy Ross, Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin, and experience historical events like the Alamo, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail and many other adventures. Feel the embarrassment and pain George Washington felt when he had to have false teeth! These and other delightful stories await you in this masterful resource of American heritage, designed to appeal to people of all ages.
EXPLORE the unique character of each of the 50 states through a variety of popular folk melodies that have survived hundreds of years, along with hand-clapping games, rounds, as well as newly-composed pieces. Rhythmic ostinato patterns have even been provided if you want to accompany the numerous raps and rhymes with unpitched and body percussion. Movement activities, games, dances and Orff instrumental accompaniments will further enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the plethora of folk songs in this book.
SHARE in the creative way the history of America has been presented here, and see how ordinary people throughout America expressed and continue to express their values, traditions and life experiences through song!
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