Teacher Resources


FolkDC has built a complete pedagogic kit and resources for primary teachers to use European Folk music in their teaching practice to motivate language learning and introduce European cultures and music. The resources include:
  • 20 folk songs in 10 European languages.
  • Templates and translations.
  • Language, Culture and Music activities.
  • Self-evaluation templates.
  • ‘How to’ videos on using digital audio and video ICT tools Point.gif

The songs and Templates


There are Folk songs in 10 languages (two in each language). The templates (word and PDF docs) include the lyrics of the song, in the native language and English, and a short background to the song, if available.
Little Cock Sparrow (UK). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
John John where have you been all night? (UK). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
La bella lavanderina (IT). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Bella bimba (IT). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Lempon koira (FI). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Pikku poika postilijooni (FI). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Räven raskar över isen (SE). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Jag ser dej (SE). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Atabari (TR). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Oynaya oynaya gelin çocuklar (TR). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Pec nàm spadla (CZ). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Tece Voda Tece (CZ). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
La vaca lechera (ES). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Pin Pon (ES). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Todos me Querem (PT). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Malh o Maolh o (PT). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Sargati badea de nunta (RO). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Trageti hora mai flacai (RO). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Nane tsokha (ROMA). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg
Loli Phabay (ROMA). Template external image pdf.jpgMP3 file external image mp3.jpg


Pedagogic Activities


These are a wide range of activities, based on the folk songs. They have been piloted in schools across Europe.

LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES

A set of exciting activities for motivating language learning.
Activity 1 Sing and Act Out external image pdf.jpg
Activity 2 Fill in the blanks external image pdf1.jpg
Activity 3 Guessing What the Song is About external image pdf1.jpg
Activity 4 Imaginary Languages external image pdf1.jpg
Activity 5 The Silenced Words external image pdf1.jpg
Activity 6 The Missing Words external image pdf1.jpg
Activity 7 Jigsaw Reading external image pdf1.jpg
Activity 8 Let’s Sing and Dance external image pdf1.jpg
Activity 9 Guess the Language external image pdf1.jpg
Activity 10 Mini Project: Our Own Multi-lingual Dictionary external image pdf1.jpg


CULTURAL ACTIVITIES


A set of activities based around the Folk DC songs that wil introduce students to the culture of the Folk DC project’s partner countries.
Acitivity 1a Countries and their musical instruments external image pdf1.jpgAdditional materials
Activity 1b Countries and their musical instruments external image pdf1.jpgAdditional materials
Activity 2 What shall we eat today? external image pdf1.jpgAdditional materials
Activity 3 A song and a story external image pdf1.jpg
Activity 4 A children’s story from Europe external image pdf1.jpgAdditional materials
Activity 5 Maps and greetings external image pdf1.jpgAdditional materials
Activity 6 Emailing a friend external image pdf1.jpgAdditional materials
Activity 7 Drama external image pdf1.jpgAdditional materials
Activity 8 Happy birthday! external image pdf1.jpgAdditional materials
Activity 9 Legends to tell! external image pdf1.jpgAdditional materials


MUSICAL ACTIVITIES


A set of activities based on the Folk DC songs for building listening and sound appreciation skills. These are great basic skills for language learning.
Activity 1 Bat and Moth external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 2 The centre – volume external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 3 The centre – vowel sounds external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 4 The centre – volume external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 5 The centre – combination exercise external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 6 The centre – mood rainbow external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 7 Playing with sounds external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 8 Imagination, rhythms and folk songs external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 9 Familiar scales with foreign words external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 10 New scales with familiar words external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 11 Music intervals using body movements external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 12 Drawing music on the back of a fellow classmate external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 13 Mirroring the movements external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 14 Body rhythms external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 15 Vocal echo external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 16 Vocal ball external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 17 Bim bam external image pdf2.jpg
Activity 18 Vocal improvisation in roles external image pdf2.jpg
Breathing exercises external image pdf2.jpg



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