Author:
ANZHELIKA SURRATT
Subject:
Dance, Music, Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
  • Folksong Culture Country
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Audio, Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML, Video

    Education Standards

    Folksong Around the World

    Folksong Around the World

    Overview

    The teacher will divide the class into small groups. They will collaborate with each other as a group.  Also, they will plan, design, and choose materials for their Power Point project. They will work a Folksong Project together at the school or online in Zoom meetings. The students will find one folksong from a different country other than USA.  

    Explanation

    The students will enjoy small groups and participate a Folksong Project. They will design, plan, and choose a folksong from different countries. They will choose materials to complete this project. The teacher will give permission to do this project in Zoom meeting or in school during chorus class.   

    Motivation/Engagement

    The students will answer these questions on the chart paper and give to the teacher. 

    What kind folksong do you like and why? Why do you choose this folksong and this culture? What is the folksong about? What is the main idea in this folksong? What kind mood in this folksong? When do people sing this folksong in this country? Why is the folksong important for this country or culture? Why is the folksong important for you as person? Does your folksong have history? Why did you choose this folksong? Is this folksong your favorite and why? Does another country have the same or similar folksong and why? Are there any other countries that you would like to learn more about after studying the folksong?  What kind meaning does this folksong have in global world and culture? 

    Essential Question

    How does culture connect with the folksong? 

    Learning Objectives

    I can understand music in relationship to the geography, history, and culture of world civilizations and societies from the beginning of human society to the emergence of the First Global Age. 

    I can understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music. 

    I can understand the relationships between music and concepts from other areas. 

    I can explain how the behaviors and practices of individuals and groups influenced societies, civilizations and regions. 

    I can analyze how cultural expressions reflected the values of civilizations, societies and regions (e.g. oral traditions, art, dance, music, literature, and architecture). 

    I can determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. 

    I can create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately. 

    I can understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts. 

    I can understand the visual arts in relationship to the geography, history, and culture of world civilizations and societies from the beginning of human society to the emergence of the First Global Age (1450). 

    I can understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts. 

    I can understand cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections with dance. 

    I can understand dance in relationship to the geography, history, and culture of world civilizations and societies from the beginning of human society to the emergence of the First Global Age (1450). 

    I can exemplify connections between dance and concepts in other curricular areas. 

    Success Criteria

    I will understand music in relationship to the geography, history, and culture of world civilizations and societies from the beginning of human society to the emergence of the First Global Age. 

    I will understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music. 

    I will understand the relationships between music and concepts from other areas. 

    I will explain how the behaviors and practices of individuals and groups influenced societies, civilizations and regions. 

    I will analyze how cultural expressions reflected the values of civilizations, societies and regions (e.g. oral traditions, art, dance, music, literature, and architecture). 

    I will determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. 

    I will create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately. 

    I will understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts. 

    I will understand the visual arts in relationship to the geography, history, and culture of world civilizations and societies from the beginning of human society to the emergence of the First Global Age (1450). 

    I will understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts. 

    I will understand cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections with dance. 

    I will understand dance in relationship to the geography, history, and culture of world civilizations and societies from the beginning of human society to the emergence of the First Global Age (1450). 

    I will exemplify connections between dance and concepts in other curricular areas. 

    Folksong Project Materials

    Power Point 

    YouTube links of videos 

    Google research 

    Pictures 

    Photographs  

    Learning Rules

    Each small group of the students will find one folksong from different countries. Then they will research about the country: geography, flag, capital, religion, climate, population, clothes, art, dance, tradition, holidays, food, animals, plants, and sport. They will talk about it in the group then they will write answers on the Power Point and present in the classroom. The students will prepare their presentation next week.    

    The students will be divided in the small groups by 4 students in the group. Each student will have different jobs: Project Manager, Project Maker, Project Motivator, and Project Monitor. 

    Social Studies Collaboration

    The students will find information folksong and country. They will research about cultural history and answer the questions. The students will prepare their presentation during one week. Next week they will present their project on Power Point to the classroom. 

    Power Point Presentation

    The students will create Power Point presentation with 20 slides: 

    1. What is the name of the folksong? History of the folksong. Who is the singer? Who are musicians? What kind of instruments are playing in this song? Who are dancers? When and where is singer performing this song? What are the lyrics about? What is the main idea? Who is the composer? Who is the writer of this song? YouTube link. 2. Name of the country and language. 3. How big or small this country? Map of this country. 4. What kind countries around this country? 5. What is your favorite place in this country? 6. What is color of the flag in this country? 7. What is the capital? 8. What is religion? 9. What is climate? 10. What is population? 11.Describe the national clothes 12. What are famous art pieces? 13. What is national dance? 14. What kind holidays and traditions? 15. What is the favorite food and drink? 16. How are people greeting each other? 17. How do people say: Thank you? 18. What kind are native animals? 19. What kind of native plants? 20. What is the most famous sport?   

    Technology

    YouTube 

    Google 

    Power Point 

    Cultural Significance

    This project helps the students to understand and respect folksong and culture of different countries. 

    Going Beyond

    This lesson creates for 6th grade students chorus class and include different subjects: music, Social Studies, ELA, visual art, and dance. This project teaches the students respect and helps them learn about folksongs and culture of different countries. 

    The Way I See It

    I learned to create this lesson. I would like to create more own lessons for my students.