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Nova Scotia: Arts & Culture  Teacher Centre


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?_Geography Folk Song Word Web




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Festival Acadien de Clare

Students can learn about the origins of this important Acadian festival and how it has continued to grow year after year. The Web page can be used as a springboard to discuss questions such as the following: Why are cultural festivals a good way for people to learn about other cultures? In what ways might cultural festivals be important to people who belong to the culture being celebrated?

The Music of Nova Scotia

This Web article will help students understand that folk songs are an important part of many different cultures and are worth preserving as a source of information about the cultures. As a follow-up to the article, you may wish to have students listen to, or sing folk songs, and examine them to see what they reveal about the past.




Answer Key

?_Geography Folk Song Word Web

Use or adapt the following criteria to evaluate the word webs:

  • The student records an appropriate number of details.
  • The student is able to discriminate more important details from less

           important details.

Students' responses to question 4 may contain ideas similar to the following:

  • Preserving and singing folk songs is a way to celebrate cultural heritage.
  • Folk songs can teach us about events in our history.
  • Folk songs can tell us about the feelings of people in the past and what kinds of things they thought were important.
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