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Exploring Our Roots, Expanding Our Future: Lesson 1

Exploring Our Roots: Introduction and Lesson 1. Using a pentatonic scale, students will identify, compose, read, and perform 16 beat rhythms containing quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests. Download the lesson…

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Purposeful Pathways Lesson: Simple Simon

This lesson is from Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom, Book One – by Roger Sams and Beth Ann Hepburn. Click on the link to download the lesson: PurposefulPathways_SimpleSimon

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Purposeful Pathways Lesson: Cinderella

This lesson is from Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom, Book One – by Roger Sams and Beth Ann Hepburn. Click on the link to download the lesson: PurposefulPathways_Cinderella

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Pease Porridge Hot

Purposeful Pathways Lesson: Peas Porridge Hot

This lesson is an excerpt from Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom, Book One – by Roger Sams and Beth Ann Hepburn. Click here to download the pdf. 

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Apple Tree

Purposeful Pathways Lesson: Apple Tree

This lesson is an excerpt from Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom, Book One – by Roger Sams and Beth Ann Hepburn. Click here to download the pdf. 

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Maypole Dance Kit

Amaze the neighborhood of your school with an outdoor Maypole dance.  If you have room around your school’s flagpole, you can perform many forms of Maypole dances with this easy…

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