Lesson 1: Welcome to the Mountains!

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National Standard #1 – Singing alone and with others a varied repertoire of music.


  • Students use the elements of music while performing, singing and moving, listening, and creating music with others.
  • Students recognize, describe and compare various styles: work songs, lullabies, folksongs.
  • Students describe in simple terms how the music reflects the cultures

Learn More

The Digital Library of Appalachia includes songs, instrumental music, tales and photographs related to Appalachian music and folklore.

National and State Standards

The Appalachian Songs and Singing Games lessons are aligned with the National Standards for Music Education, with the Kentucky Core Content for Assessment in the Arts, and with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Music.