NAfME Teaching with Primary Sources Curriculum Units for the 2014 Music Standards 

In this unit, students will explore the music of field workers, railroad workers, and sailors. Though women’s presence in the workplace may have been historically limited in these settings, their labors are represented here with an examination of lullabies. In this unit, students will use their knowledge of music theory to describe similarities and appreciate diversity within the music of a given occupation. Then, they will express their understanding of the genre by creating an original work inspired by their musical analysis of the recordings. 

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  • Standards

Resource Type

  • Classroom Resource
  • Curriculum
  • Publication
  • Teaching Guide
  • Teaching Tip / Idea


  • Composition
  • Theory

Teaching Level

  • Senior High School

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