ERIC Number: ED407352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Be a Friend: The Story of African American Music in Song, Words, and Pictures [and] Teacher's Guide.
This instructional resource, intended for grades three and up, includes an illustrated children's book and an audiotape. Also included is a teacher's guide written by Michael P. French. This resource tells the story of African American music in six main sections, beginning with its African roots and then describing five of the major styles of music: spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, and rap. The book contains the annotation and lyrics for eight songs, one famous spiritual and seven original compositions by Leotha Stanley. Each of the five sections describing a different style of music ends with a song or two written in that style. Photographs and illustrations of influential African American composers and musicians accompany the text. Positive human values are emphasized in the text and music lyrics. An audiotape reproduces the eight musical compositions in sound. The teacher's guide contains practical activities that can be used for skill development, comprehension development and/or exploration into the writing process. Reproducible student activity sheets are provided, along with suggestions for interdisciplinary applications, and a glossary. (MM)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Music, Music Activities, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Self Esteem
Zino Press Children's Books, 2348 Pinehurst Drive, Middleton, WI 53562 ($19.95 with audiotape).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A