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Lessons and Resources

600: Juneteenth Jubilee

Episode transcript
A Juneteenth Celebration
How to talk to your kids about systemic racism
How Kids Can Be Allies
Kids Explain Allyship
The History of the Banjo
Who is Florence Price? – NPR
Featured Musical Excerpts: Following the North Star by Rhiannon Giddens
Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin
Symphony No. 1 in E minor by Florence Price
Meet the composer!
Rhiannon Giddens
Florence Price
Scott Joplin



“I got to play a drum and even a piano! The game we played made me laugh so much! Are we going back soon?” – Pierce, Preschooler


National Arts Standards

MU:Cr1.1.K improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns and musical ideas for a specific purpose.

MU:Pr6.1.2 perform music for a specific purpose with expression and technical accuracy.

MU:Pr6.1.5 perform music, alone or with others, with expression, technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation.

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