Passing Along the Folk Music Tradition – For generations children grew up singing with the whole family, at large gatherings, at school or in their churches. Before the advent of radio, TV and the internet this was the primary form of entertainment. Today, however, many people are worried that this centuries-old tradition is being deleted from the hard drive of the modern human experience. And along with that society is losing one of the most powerful tools for building strong families and strong communities. This program is simple. Lets make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. Well sing old favorites like This Land is Your Land, If I had a Hammer, Ive been Working on the Railroad, “She’ll be coming Around the Mountain” and maybe some newer songs. If the children dont already know a song well take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs.
An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, in the Classroom or K-4 Assemblies.This program incorporates NJ Core Curriculum Standards: 1.5, 3.4, 5.1, 6.2, 6.4 and 6.6.
This program incorporates NJ Core Curriculum Standards: 1.5, 3.4, 5.1, 6.2, 6.4 and 6.6.
Ages: Children/ Teen/ Family