Take an exciting musical journey of folk song and dance traditions to all corners of the globe. Learn how to do an Israeli circle dance, the German Schottische, the Brazilian Samba, folk dances from Austria, Russia and Mexico, an African welcome dance, and even country line dancing from the U.S.A!
Read about these rich cultures in engaging student articles written at an age-appropriate level, and experience their music through folk songs and easy-to-learn dance steps that are child-friendly. The value-packed Book/CD format features reproducible articles and songsheets with lyric translations, exceptional standards-based lesson plans complete with lyric pronunciations, assessment and extension activities, piano/vocal arrangements with choreography, and a performance/accompaniment CD recording.
There are even recorded pronunciation guides on the CD. And there's more! A DVD is also available (separately or in the classroom kit) with visual instruction for each dance as demonstrated by John Jacobson and a group of young students. We've got a lot of miles to cover, so let's get started!
This collection of songs is just brilliant. I have found that students from 4 to 15 thoroughly enjoy them, helped by the fantastic backing tracks on the CD. Great for any kind of multicultural/world music work, but also just huge amount of fun in singing. Very useful to have the pronunciation done so clearly on the accompanying CD too. Hope more will be produced in subsequent books. Anonymous
- (Nottingham, UK)