ERIC Number: ED073036
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Publication Date: 1972
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A Teacher's Guide to Folksinging. A Curriculum Guide for a High School Elective in Music Education.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
The material in this teacher's guide for a high school elective course may be used in a variety of curriculum designs--from a mini elective to a full year course. The rationale section explains that folksinging can be a valuable activity in the classroom by: 1) presenting a mirror for the student's personality and by being a useful tool for individual development; 2) allowing students to "act out" their impressions in song and thus allowing them to gain important insights and an empathy with people and situations that might never be gained through direct experience; 3) making it possible for students to transverse history, feel the pain of social injustice, lessen inhibitions, fulfill emotional needs, test creative talent, be given an outlet to their idealistic energy, and find infinite pleasure in performing good music. Sections included in the guide are: Introduction: Philosophy and Rationale, Instructional Guidelines, Comments Concerning Equipment (folk instruments), and, A Representative Sampling of Multimedia Resource Materials (which includes books and periodicals, films, records, filmstrips and record sets, and record collections). Another document in this series is Teaching Guitar (SO 005 614). (Author/OPH)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.