Incorporate the music of our global community into your classroom with Travel On and On: Interdisciplinary Lessons on the Music of World Cultures. With both traditional and newly composed music and material from other content areas, each ready-to-use lesson plan has an interdisciplinary approach to teaching multicultural music. Intended for use in general music classrooms, the lessons encourage collaboration with teachers of other subjects but can also effectively be taught solely by music teachers. Based on the National Standards for music and other subject areas and intended for grades 4-8, each lesson can be adapted for younger or older students with suggested extensions and materials. Bring the music of Latin America, Africa, and the United States into your classroom, with special emphasis on Native Americans, African Americans, and Cajuns. Most lessons also incorporate Orff-Schulwerk pedagogy, with written ostinati for multiple Orff instruments.
Elisa Macedo Dekaney is associate professor of music education in the School of Educations and in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. She is an active researcher, clinician, and choral conductor in the United States and abroad. Deborah Cunningham is a choral and general music educator at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School in Jamesville NY and associate director of the Syracuse Children's Chorus. She is active as a workshop presenter and guest conductor throughout the United States and is past-president of the Greater Rochester American Orff Schulwerk Association.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Music, Dance, and English Language Arts Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Music and Science Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Music and Social Sciences