John Higgins and John Jacobson take you on a musical journey of folk song and dance traditions to all corners of the globe. Learn how to do an Israeli circle dance, the German Schottische, the Brazilian Samba, folk dances from Austria, Russia and Mexico, an African welcome dance, and even Country
John Higgins and John Jacobson take you on a musical journey of folk song and dance traditions to all corners of the globe. Learn how to do an Israeli circle dance, the German Schottische, the Brazilian Samba, folk dances from Austria, Russia and Mexico, an African welcome dance, and even Country Line Dancing from the USA! Read about these rich cultures in engaging student articles written at an age-appropriate level and experience their music through folk songs and easy-to-learn dance steps that are kid-friendly!
The classroom kit includes a teacher book, access to online audio, and a DVD. The book features reproducible articles and songsheets with lyric translations, standards-based lesson plans complete with lyric pronunciations, assessment and extension activities, piano/vocal arrangements with choreography. All but the theme song is traditional. The online audio includes performance and accompaniment tracks. The DVD has visual instruction for each dance as demonstrated by John Jacobson and a group of students.
Recommended for grades 3-6
Contents: Theme Song It's a Musical World (songsheet) Austria "The Sound of Austria" (article) Ach, du Lieber Augustin (songsheet) West Africa "West African Welcome" (article) Fanga Alafia (songsheet) Italy "It's Good to be from Italy!" (article) Funiculi, Funicula (songsheet) China"Chinese Dragon Dance" (article) Gong Xi (songsheet) Germany "Schottische Across Europe and America" (article) John Pa Snippen (songsheet) Russia "Cossack Dancing from Russia" (article) Kalinka (songsheet) Mexico "Mexico Celebrates Las Posadas" (article) La Pinata (songsheet) Ireland "The Irish Tradition" (article) The Little Beggarman (songsheet) Israel "Israel Old and New" (article) Mayim, Mayim (songsheet) Brazil "Brazil: The Birthplace of the Samba" (article) Sambalele (songsheet) U.S.A. "Country Line Dancing" (article) She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain (songsheet)