As American as Apple Pie by Jeff Kriske and Randy DeLelles includes 21 American folk songs, arranged for Orff instruments and voices. The included activities incorporate speech, movement, instruments and song. The activities begin with those suitable for primary classes and progress through the upper elementary grades. A few pieces are suggested for performance (heavier orchestrations and extended forms). Each song has a suggested grade(s) level.
For grades K to 6
Instruments used: soprano and alto glockenspiel; soprano, alto and bass xylophone; soprano, alto and bass metallophone; C, D, E, F, G, and A contrabass bars; soprano and alto recorder; conga; tambourine; finger cymbals; washboard; slapstick; cabasa; maracas; wind chimes; bell tree; sleigh bells; temple blocks; claves
Contents: Get On Board; Sleep Baby Sleep; All Around the Kitchen; Shake Those Simmons Down; Hammer Ring; John Kanakanaka; Little Girl, Little Girl; Tideo; Down the River; Li'l Liza Jane; Rocky Dan; I Lost the Farmer's Dairy Key; No One In the House; Ezekiel Saw the Wheel; Follow the Drinking Gourd; Old Ark's a Moverin'; Dors Dors 'tit Bebe; All the Pretty Little Horses; Star In the East; Bound For the Promised Land; Frog Went A-Courtin'