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Listen to Learn : Using American Music to Teach Language Arts and Social Studies (Grades 5-8) with CD
     

Listen to Learn : Using American Music to Teach Language Arts and Social Studies (Grades 5-8) with CD

by Teri Tibbett
 

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Listen to Learn, with its companion music CD, offers teachers a dynamic way to use the history of American music to engage their students (grades 5-8) in reading, writing, social studies, geography, music, and multicultural lessons and activities. The book traces the colorful musical traditions of diverse cultures including early Native music, folk, blues,

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Listen to Learn, with its companion music CD, offers teachers a dynamic way to use the history of American music to engage their students (grades 5-8) in reading, writing, social studies, geography, music, and multicultural lessons and activities. The book traces the colorful musical traditions of diverse cultures including early Native music, folk, blues, classical, jazz, country, Tejano, salsa, rock, and rap. The CD features authentic music from such American musical greats as Louis Armstrong, Woody Guthrie, Mahalia Jackson, Lead Belly, Lydia Mendoza, and many more. Listen to Learn features a variety of fascinating activities that encourage students to write about their favorite music, investigate songs as poetry, research the lives of famous musicians, explore family musical traditions, research how instruments make sounds, plot record charts, and much more. Designed in a handy, lay-flat format for easy reproduction, Listen to Learn is divided into four major sections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787972547
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
Includes CD-Rom
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,354,761
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.92(h) x 1.31(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“Teachers can rely on the accuracy of her information as they adopt Tibbett’s music content suggestions as a catalyst for learning and creativity.”
—Virgina Giglio, Ph.D., author, Southern Cheyenne Women’s Songs

“Ms. Tibbett shows us what we all need to know—that the music Americans enjoy today is the result of what has been played, sung, and heard down through the ages.”
—Harry Gamble, education administrator, Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

“Teri Tibbett’s book will provide teachers with the knowledge, tools, and confidence they need to make music a part of everyday learning.”
—Linda Rosenthal, violinist and professor of music, University of Alaska

Meet the Author

Teri Tibbett is a teacher and musician living in Juneau, Alaska. Since 1976, she has taught music at all grade levels, both as an itinerant music teacher and through her own school, The Juneau School of Creative Arts.

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