ERIC Number: ED186335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to the Use of Street/Folk/Musical Games in the Classroom. Volume II.
Hillery, Mable A.; Hall, Patricia
This teaching guide is the second of three volumes designed to teach Afro-American children street/folk/musical games in the elementary classroom. It is one of the Interdependent Learning Models (ILM) whose overall objective is for teachers to use the cultures of their students as vehicles for teaching academic skills and content. This volume focuses on clapping and chanting games. The first section of the guide offers suggestions for teaching the chants, including the need to examine the chants before teaching them, how to use chants to motivate and reinforce learning, and describes six ways to collect chants. Section II presents a teacher's checklist for using a chant as a teaching tool, including eight points to consider after teaching the chant. Eleven chants follow: Juba, Hambone, Walk Along, Blow Tony, Head and Shoulders, Someone's on the Phone, Categories, Old Lady from Booster, Who is the Greatest, Who Stole the Cookie, and The World is Big. For each chant background information, lyrics, directions for action/movements, and learning objectives relating to academic, physical, and social skills are presented. Line drawings illustrate the actions when necessary. All chants are for groups, stress singing and clapping in rhythm, and are non-competitive. A tape cassette, available from ILM, records a group of children with a teacher singing and clapping the chants. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Culture, Black History, Black Students, Blacks, Childrens Games, Cultural Education, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Models, Music Activities, Physical Development, Skill Development, Social Development, Teaching Methods
Interdependent Learning Model, Fordham University, Thebaud Hall, Bronx, NY 10458 ($4.00, $2.00 for cassette tapes)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY.