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Music and Canadian Identity (Series: Sheet Music From Canada’s Past)
Descriptive Record for Educational Resource No. 44
Language Arts | Music
Canada; History; Music
Grade Level:
Grades 9-12 | Secondary I-V (Quebec) | Senior 1-4 (Manitoba)
Type of Learning Resource:
Comprehensive Teaching Strategy
In this activity, students will conduct a group analysis of a sample song from Library and Archives Canada's Sheet Music from Canada's Past website, examining and comparing the historical context with Canada today. Following this, students will compose song lyrics on the same theme. Some groups may choose to perform their music as an extension activity.
90 min.
Author of Resource:
Ian Bron
English; French
Curriculum Connections:
All Provinces/Territories: Music and language arts: Grades 9 to 12
Quebec: Music and language arts: Secondary II ŕ V