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

Students will be introduced to the idea that instrumental music can tell a story, paint a picture, or depict something extramusical. This unit is designed to provide a framework that is flexible, replicable, and cyclical to support teachers in engaging students in performing, creating, and responding to music. As the structure of the lessons is designed to support the exploration and understanding of fiddle music in folklore, one would only need to find aligned recordings and artifacts from the repertoire selections to support a theme tailored to meet the needs of learners. 

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