Sat Jun 6 00:38:50 EDT 1998
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Music Educators National Conference. A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and
Leadbelly. Study guide by Will Schmid, published in cooperation with the
Smithsonian Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1991.
Teaching kit contains a 64-page teacher guide and a 48-page student text
with photographs, quizzes, and activity and project guides focusing on
the social context of the performers' lives. These curriculum enrichment
materials are correlated with A Vision Shared and The Original Vision
audio cassette, CD, or video. Available from MENC, 1902 Association
Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1597, $13 for teacher's guide (#3065); $7.50 for
student text (#3064); discount for MENC members.
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Blues in America: A Social History, 1993. A multimedia teaching kit that
traces blues from the Mississippi Delta to contemporary performers. The
portfolio contains background essays, reproductions of primary sources,
audio cassette, and teacher guide. A special accompanying study guide
(not included in kit) may be purchased separately. Available from Golden
Owl Publishing Company, P.O. Box 503, Amawalk, NY 10501, 914/962- 6911,
or fax 914/962-0034, $29.95; $7.95 for study guide.
Lornell, Kip. Introducing American Folk Music. Madison, WI: Brown and
Benchmark, 251 pp., 1993. An excellent compendium with lots of
photos, some curriculum ideas, and thorough overview of traditional
American music and its influence on pop music. Very useful for K-12
classroom as well as music teachers. Audio tape also available. Order
from publisher, 2460 Kerper Blvd., Dubuque, IA 52001, 800/338-5578, $29
for book, $12.32 for audio tape.
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