ERIC Number: ED310031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Folksong in the Classroom. Volume IX, Number 1-3, 1988-89.
Scott, John A., Ed.; Seidman, Laurence I., Ed.
Folksong in the Classroom, v9 n1 Fall 1988 n2-3 Win-Spr 1989
This volume of a journal on folksong contains three issues devoted to environmental themes, showing how teachers may enlist song to help arouse their students to an awareness of the natural world. Issue 1 contains "Classroom Management Strategies for Teaching Music in History" (D. Georgi) and an introduction to the volume's theme, "Songs about Our Earth and Ecology: A Celebration of Nature and Its Defense." Seven excerpts of speeches by Native Americans demonstrating their affinity with the natural forces of the earth, nine songs, and a paper called "Earthsinging, the Use of Music in Environmental Education" (D. Orleans) are also included. Issue 2 continues the discussion of "Songs about Our Earth and Ecology." A letter to President Franklin Pierce by Chief Seattle of the Dwamish tribe is an eloquent appeal on behalf of the earth. Two papers follow. The first, "Singing the Energy Blues" (J. Maute), contains two energy related songs; the second, "Teaching about Ecology by Using Contemporary and Traditional Folksongs" (J. Rogers) discusses endangered species and deforestation and is followed by seven songs relating to deforestation and animals. Some teaching tips on "Nature's Music Makers" and a background paper, ballad, and news clipping on the Triangle Fire tragedy of 1911 conclude this issue. Issue 3 contains "Songs about Our Earth and Ecology, Part III"; "Tune in Memory" (J. Maute) an explanation of how music can help students learn any subject; two songs and related classroom activities on reptiles and pollution (J. Jarboe); and six more songs and poems. Each issue contains a bibliography of records, tapes, publications, and related sources for song and environment materials. (PPB)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Enrichment, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Folk Culture, Pollution, Singing, Songs, Vocal Music
Folksong in the Classroom, Laurence T. Seidman, 140 Hill Park Avenue, Great Neck, NY 11021 ($5.00 individuals, $7.00 institutions).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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