World Music for Elementary
Learn about traditional and folk instruments, folk dances, & traditional musical styles from all around the world.
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You and your students will LOVE the 65 lessons included in the World Music for Elementary online course!
Each lesson is about the music of a different country or area of the world. You'll learn about unique instruments, folk dances, songs, and styles.
- Listen to music sung in other languages.
- See indigenous people perform their music for you.
- Learn to love the people and their music from all around the world!
World Music for Elementary is a perfect complement to any world geography or world history course.
Each lesson should take you around 15-30 minutes, excluding the optional activity.
Some lessons, but not all, include instrument notebooking pages as well!
Check out Free Previews:
- Free Preview lesson for New Zealand here.
- Free Preview lesson for Slovakia, Slovenia, and Serbia here.
- Read "How to Use and FAQ" here.
- Free Samples of World Instrument Notebooking Pages and World Fact Cards printables.
Optional Activities from World Music for Elementary:
Each of the 65 lessons in World Music for Elementary contains an optional activity or two.
These are optional because they will take you beyond the 15-30 minutes promised for each lesson to take to complete, and they often require extra materials in order to complete.
But, if you do decide to do them (or at least some of them), it will bring the lesson more to life and help the student further connect with the country or culture they’re learning about that day!
Here are a few examples of Optional Activities:
- Set up an Indonesian Gamelan percussion ensemble in your house.
- Dance the Afghani Attan dance with scarves.
- Make a hula skirt to wear while you dance the hula from Hawaii.
- Make your own castanets from Spain and learn how to play them.
- Make your own washtub bass, a homemade folk instrument from the U.S.
- Decorate Slovakian Easter eggs with melted crayons
- Drink some Thai iced tea while listening to the instruments of Thailand.
Where you’ll visit in World Music for Elementary:
Take your kids on a journey around the world.
Start in Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asia, and the Middle East.
Visit the countries of Afghanistan
Then, and visit Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe.
Next, you’ll travel to Europe and the countries of Austria and Switzerland (Alpine regions), Britain (England, Wales, & Scotland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Scandinavia (Finland, Norway, and Sweden), France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, and Turkey.
After Europe, we fly over to North America and the Caribbean where we’ll learn about the music of American Traditional Folk Music, The Bahamas, Canada, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Native America, and Puerto Rico.
Then, it’s down south to Central and South America where we’ll finish up by visiting Argentina, Bolivia and Andean region, Brazil, Chile, Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama), Colombia, Ecuador and the Andean region, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.
Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 who has been teaching music in various forms for over 25 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy (teaching voice lessons). It is her desire to help all homeschoolers include music in their homeschools.
Notebooking Pages for World Music for Elementary
Some of the lessons include Musical Instrument Notebooking Pages for the instruments you'll be learning about. You'll receive the entire set of over 220 instrument pages, which can be used with other music courses or lessons!
You'll also receive the Country Fast Fact and Notebooking Pages set, which contains 66 pages for the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Barbados, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, China, Congo, Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, USA, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
Again, this set can be used outside the World Music for Elementary course as well!