How to Use and FAQ
How to use:
There are 65 lessons in the World Music for Elementary online course, which means you can plan to do about 2 lessons a week to finish in a 33-week school year.
Each "Lecture" is a new lesson about the music of a different country or area of the world. Each lesson should take you around 15-30 minutes, excluding the Optional Activity.
The Optional Activities require more time, and often require extra materials, so that's why they are optional! Pick and choose which you like, simplify them, or feel free to skip them all.
As you work through the course, it automatically keeps track of where you are. When finished with a lesson, click "Complete and Continue" to move on. You can always come back to past lessons, though.
Some lessons, but not all, include instrument notebooking pages. These are optional, but you might find them useful to print out for your kids to create a World Music for Elementary notebook that can be used as a resource for years to come. Since the notebooking pages were created before the course, there aren't some available for every single instrument or lesson.
Finally, since every family is different in what you deem appropriate for your kids to watch, you may want to preview all videos and websites ahead of time. I did feel these were appropriate for my elementary-aged children, though.
Feedback and Comments
It was impossible to include every single country of the world. But, if there is a country, region, instrument, or musical style that you'd really like me to add, just leave a comment below or email me at [email protected], and I'll see if I can add it!
What do I do if a link is broken or video is no longer available?
Simply leave a comment right there at the lesson or email Gena at [email protected], and I'll get it fixed ASAP! Thank you for your help and taking the extra time to let me know about them.
What to do if you are seeing inappropriate ads with the YouTube videos:
We are thankful for the "free" resource of YouTube, but we do occasionally have to let their ads run. If you are noticing that you are seeing some inappropriate ads, see this link which will give you ways to block advertisers. You might also need to clear your cookies/history. And be sure YouTube is set to restricted mode.
What is the Copyright information?
All rights reserved. No portion of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted outside immediate household in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, scanning, or other—except for brief quotations in critical reviews or articles, without the prior written permission of the publisher.
How many copies can I make?
Photocopies of notebooking pages may be made for only one household or classroom of children.
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Can I use the course to teach at a school or co-op?
Purchase of the course is only for one classroom at a school or one family in a household. To obtain a license to use in multiple classes at school or a homeschool co-op, contact Gena at [email protected]
How to contact me:
I welcome any comments of suggestions you may have to improve this course or ideas for future courses. Just "comment" on any lesson and I'll get it. Please take a moment to leave a comment any time you find a broken link. I would like to fix those immediately!
Thank you and enjoy your World Music for Elementary online course!
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