In addition to being fun, by design children’s songs teach valuable critical thinking skills.
R. Nathaniel Dett was one of the earliest composers to arrange African-American folk melodies in new, creative settings.
All of us here wish you a year full of opportunities to try out your dance moves, new classroom activities, and wonderful adventures.
Prepare students to analyze the four versions highlighted here by asking them to recall personal experiences hearing Auld Lang Syne: Who performed, and where? How did the audience respond? What was the purpose of the performance?
This month, the Library’s Free to Use and Reuse area features a Poster Parade. The selections, on a wide variety of topics, represent a collaboration with Poster House, a new museum opening in 2019.
Whether or not you attended the NAfME conference, you can explore these avenues to music education resources.
In the October 2018 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article focuses on a film featured in the Library’s new National Screening Room,
Around Halloween, children are often introduced to the startling folk song “Skin and Bones.
When thinking about ways to incorporate music in classroom activities for Hispanic Heritage month explore the corrido, “a type of socially relevant narrative ballad.”
Sometimes listeners are surprised to find a familiar tune lurking behind the lyrics of a new song. Songwriters may revisit and reuse existing compositions, hoping to catch a listener’s attention through something familiar. The Civil War era song “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” not only resembles an earlier song, but also inspired a number of parodies.