Organization of Lessons I-III
Lesson I: Pre-K
Lesson II: Grades K-2
Lesson III: Grades 3-5
Song Catching Worksheet
Song Survey Sheet (download PDF)
More Suggested Activities
The Learning Guide Creators and Advisors
Paddy Bowman is director of Local Learning, the National Network for Folk Arts in Education, which links folklorists, folk artists, and K-12 educators nationwide. She co-edits the CARTS (Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students) Newsletter and web site. In addition, she develops folklife in education resources and training and is adjunct professor in the Lesley University Integrated Teaching Through the Arts master’s program. She serves on the Arts Education Partnership Steering Committee and co-chairs the Northern Virginia Regional Humanities Council. She received an M.A. in folklore from the University of North Carolina and a B.A. cum laude in history from the University of Alabama at Huntsville.
Pilar Taylor of Birmingham designed the website.
Linda Singleton McAllister, a music educator for forty years, recently retired as Music Specialist and Choral Conductor at The Academy for Academics, a public K-8 arts magnet school in Huntsville, Alabama. She continues to lead workshops and conduct and adjudicate choral festivals.
Wanda Johnson is a nationally recognized professional storyteller and teaching artist. The Prichard, Alabama native is a veteran educator. Wanda has performed at the National Storytelling Festival. She is an Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship recipient..
Joyce Cauthen is the executive director of the Alabama Folklife Association and producer of Bullfrog Jumped.
This learning guide was produced by the Alabama Folklife Association and made possible in part by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.