Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Music Classroom (Book 3) by Roger Sams and Beth Ann Hepburn is a collection of curricular materials for learning music through active music making. Based on the philosophies of Orff, Kodály, and Dalcroze, this collection of developmentally sequenced learning activities (lessons) offers elementary music educators diverse choices for how to present folk song material, including lessons in singing, literacy, movement, improvisation, composition and instrumental ensemble. The book comes with access to online PDF files of manipulatives. A CD-ROM with interactive white board visuals is available separately (Item 530588).
Rhythm content: quarter note; 2 eighth notes; quarter rest; half note; half rest; dotted half note 4 sixteenth notes; whole note; whole rest; dotted quarter note; single eighth note; 3 eighth notes; quarter note followed by eighth note; dotted quarter rest; 2 eighth notes; eighth rest
Melody content: So, la, do re mi fa so la do’ (extended do Hexatonic), la ti do re mi so la (la Hexatonic)
Lessons: Jeremiah, Blow the Fire; Dinah; Fishing Song; Sandy McNab; Captain Tickle and His Nickel; Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater; Rhythm Rounds; The Pelican Chorus; Birds of a Feather; Phoebe in Her Petticoat; Up-Hill; I've Been to Harlem; Old Brass Wagon; Shake Those 'Simmons Down; What Makes a Wildcat Wild?; Chicken on a Fencepost; Sing All the Day; Scotland's Burning; Deep and Wide; Our Old Sow; John Kanaka; Chatter with the Angels; The Kilkenny Cats; Come to the Fair; Alabama Gal; Never Sleep Late Anymore; Hill an' Gully Rider; Lil' Liza Jane; I Got a Letter this Morning; Yangtze River Chantey; Shanghai Chicken; My Good Old Man; La Pentachord Round; Birch Tree; Can You Plant Your Cabbage So?; Seagull, Seagull; Big Bunch of Roses; Cockles and Mussels; Boots of Shining Leather