ERIC Number: ED344784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Folksong in the Classroom. Volume VII. 1986-87.
Scott, John A., Ed.; Seidman, Laurence I., Ed.
Folksong in the Classroom, v6 n1-3 1986-87
Celebrating the strength of the land is the goal of this volume containing songs, bibliographies, teaching ideas, book and song reviews, and indexes for free materials. The first issue containing songs about the U.S. Constitution illuminates the vision of freedom, and the struggle for it. Visualizing the spirit of the Constitution and explaining the concept of rights and the ongoing struggle to defend them are ways that the people's songs may be most meaningfully used. Issue numbers Two and Three contain the great river songs that illustrate the diverse ways in which rivers contributed to the growth of the country. Every aspect of teaching can be made more vital by studying the history of rivers. The second issue emphasizes economic life, transportation, the historical approach, exploration, settlement and urbanization, politics and Native Americans. The third issue explores ecology, natural resources, wildlife and science, aesthetics, recreation, literature, folklore and the arts, and the dimensions of human tragedy in the struggle and use of rivers. (SM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Class Activities, Constitutional History, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Ecology, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Geography, Geography Instruction, Humanities, Instructional Materials, Literature, Local History, Music, Music Education, Natural Resources, Rivers, Science Education, Social Studies, Songs, Transportation, United States History
Folksong in the Classroom, Laurence I. Seidman, 140 Hill Park Ave., Great Neck, NY 11021 ($5.00 per volume).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States Constitution
Note: For related documents, see SO 018 436 and ED 273 504-508.