Lesson 1: Folklore in Early Appalachia

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National Standard #9: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture


  • Students will identify how music has been a part of cultures and periods throughout history.
  • Students will identify how music fulfills a variety of purposes.

Teachers Notes

Singing games do not all have to be included in this lesson. Teachers may select just one or make a substitution and the lesson will still make sense.

The mp3 file links in the resources provide only one or two verses of each song. They are not intended to be used as sing-along accompaniment. These songs are sung without instrumental accompaniment. The links are provided as a convenience in case the teacher is unfamiliar with a particular melody or song.