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Description

This lesson plan will introduce students to Arkansas folk music and three of its pioneers, Almeda Riddle, Jimmy Driftwood, and Patsy Montana. Through primary source analysis of recordings and sheet music students will identify characteristics of folk music, compare folk music to other styles of music, discuss the significance of the song, and consider the social and historical context of the lyrics.

This lesson plan was produced for 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade students, but may be altered by teachers to fit other grade levels.

Physical Description

Document, 12 pages

Subjects

Folk music; Folk singers; Folk songs; Folklorists

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

Arkansas folk music lesson plan

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas history lesson plans

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas folk music lesson plan, Arkansas history lesson plans, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of this lesson plan and its supplemental material for instructional purposes is allowed without prior written permission. For further information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | United States History

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