Appalachian Halloween Music Short Week Lesson #11
Name: Kevin Holmes
Date Scheduled: 11-4-20
Lesson Length: 50min
Grade: k - 4
# of Students: 20 - 22
Topic: Appalachian Theatrical Music
Unit: Wk. 4 of 4
Objective: Day: 5
To expose the students to Appalachian Music of Jean Ritchie.
“I can play the autoharp using a drone rhythm.”
“I can recreate a folktale using pantomime.”
Thoughtful Ed: Thoughtful Ed: Tools for Promoting Active, In-Dept Learning 2nd Ed. Pg. 107 Memory- Visualizing. I will use musical effects/expression and props to aide as a memory key.
Arts and Humanities:
AH-E-1.1.12 Create simple melodic or rhythmic accompaniments to given melodies.
AH-E-1.1.22 Perform simple rhythmic, melodic, or chordal patterns on classroom instruments.
AH-E-1.1.23 Sing rote melodies accurately.
AH-E-1.2.31 Identify similarities and differences in musical elements used in the music of Native American, American Folk, and West African cultures, including instruments unique to each culture.
AH-E-3.1.41 Create and perform using creative dramatics (improvisation, mimicry, pantomime, role playing, and storytelling).
AH-E-3.1.42 Create a performance using the elements of production representing specific cultures, periods, and styles (folktales, myths and legends of West Africa, Native America, and Colonial America).
3rd & 4th Grade will re create the song "Skin & Bones" by Jean Ritchie.
K – 2nd Grade will re create the song “Pumpkin Stew”.
Jean Ritchie Record, Autoharp, Witches Hat, Broom, Masks, Sound Generator Module & Guitar.
Lesson/Procedure: *Finish Unit
Kinder – 4th:
I. Opening Procedures: Call Role
Introduce the students to Jean Ritchie:
Appalachian Background, Dulcimer
Listen to: I See the Moon
II. Main Lesson: Define folktale and ballad song style, Discuss the effects of
the Appalachian Mountains on music.
III. Students Recreate the Folktale through Song………”Skin and Bones” or “Pumpkin Stew”
Students will: play the Autoharp using a drone accompaniment
play the sound generator for special sound effects.
use basic elements of drama to retell the story.
Acting, Props, Costumes, Set, Special Effects,
Students will keep a steady beat on the shaker and play “pass the pumpkin”.
Performance Based: Formative Assessment with instant feedback:
Students will demonstrate correct technique to play the autoharp.
Students will recreate the story using the elements of theater.