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
Arts Education Partnership, Young Children in the Arts, download free at www.aep-arts.org/publications/info.htm?publication_id=21. A chart on pp. 6-13 on developmental benchmarks and stages from birth to age 8 helps parents, caregivers, and teachers know what children are capable of at different stages.
Bronner, Simon. American Children's Folklore. August House, 1988.
Arnold, Byron. Folksongs of Alabama. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1950. This is out of print but available at some libraries.
Campbell, Patricia Shehan. Songs in Their Heads: Music and Its Meaning in Children’s Lives. Oxford University Press, 1998.
Catalano, Dominic, illus. Frog Went A-Courting: A Musical Play in Six Acts. Boyds Mills Press, 2004.
Children’s Song Storybooks, www.musickit.com/songstorya-c.html.
Halli, Robert W., Jr. An Alabama Songbook: Ballads, Folksongs, and Spirituals Collected by Byron Arnold. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2004.
Jenkins, Ella. Come Dance By the Ocean. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings #45014, 1992, features a spoken variation of “A Mouse Went A Courting,” www.folkways.si.edu.
John and Ruby Lomax Southern Mosaic Collection, American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress features children’s songs, including versions of “All the Pretty Little Horses,” http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lohtml/lohome.html
Jones, Bessie and Bess Lomax Hawes. Step It Down. Harper & Row, 1972. The book and a companion recording featuring Jones, one of the Georgia Sea Island Singers, available from The Carts Culture Catalog, www.carts.org.
Lead Belly Sings for Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings #45047, reissued 1999, has his versions of “Little Sally Walker,” and “The Old Grey Goose,” www.folkways.si.edu.
Louisiana Voices, www.louisianavoices.org, especially Unit III Lesson 1 and Unit VI Lesson 3
Pa’s Fiddle Project brings alive the music in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series, www.pasfiddle.com.
Saport, Linda, illus. All the Pretty Little Horses. Clarion Press, 1999.
Seeger, Mike and Peggy. American Folk Songs for Children. Rounder Records 1997 reissue.
Seeger, Pete. American Folk, Game, and Activity Songs. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings #45056, reissued 2000, includes “Frog Went A Courting,” www.folkways.si.edu.