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Tools for Teaching

Promoting Cultural Understanding Through Music

Smithsonian Folkways is committed to offering educational materials to complement the music on our site.

Tools for Teaching from Smithsonian Folkways provides ideas and resources for educators to inspire their use of Folkways music from around the world. Information about these sounds and the cultures that create them are a valuable resource to courses in history, geography, language arts, social studies, visual arts-and of course music and dance.

Curricular experience, activities, streaming videos, liner notes, music samples, and other features are available for free.

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