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Nova Scotia: Arts & Culture  Student Centre

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Web Activity

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?_Geography  Folk Song Word Web

 

 

 

Web Links

Festival Acadien de Clare

Visit this page to learn about the oldest Acadian festival in the world: Festival Acadien de Clare. Find out how much the festival has grown since its beginnings in 1955 and what plans it has for the future.

The Music of Nova Scotia

The article on this Web page describes the work of Dr. Helen Creighton, who collected folk songs that are part of the history of various cultures in Nova Scotia. If it weren't for Dr. Creighton's work, many of these songs might have been lost forever. Ranging from pirate songs, to songs of slavery, to old Acadian songs, the folk songs of Nova Scotia live on.

 

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Web Activity

?_Geography  Folk Song Word Web

1. Click on the Music of Nova Scotia Web page.

2. Read the article about Dr. Helen Creighton and her research into the folk songs

    of Nova Scotia.

3. Complete a word web to summarize information in the article. Under each topic

    heading, record the most important details about that topic. Click here

    to download a word web graphic organizer.

4. After you have completed your word web, think about the information you

    learned in the article. List two or three reasons why you think it is important that

    folk songs are not forgotten.


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