ERIC Number: ED429018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Life, Labor, and, Song in New England during the Early Republic.
Scott, John W., Ed.; Scott, John A., Ed.
Folksong in the Classroom, v16 Fall 1998
Singing the tunes in this collection will help students understand many of the realities of life during the early years of the United States. From hearth and home to the perils of the sea, and from factory life to Presidential elections, this journal offers a selection of 19 songs to introduce the life and labor of New England people during the years 1790-1840. Most of these songs were part of the New England singing tradition during the era of the Early Republic. Each song in the journal is placed in one of four categories: (1) "The Open Hearth"; (2) "Field, Forest, and Factory"; (3) "Songs of the Sea"; and (4) "Heroism and Democracy." Brief introductions are provided with each song. The journal concludes with extensive commentaries for songs and documentation. (BT)
Descriptors: Cultural Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Music Activities, Singing, Songs, United States History
Folksong in the Classroom, P.O. Box 925 Sturbridge, MA 01566.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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