Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Cajun music
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Master Cajun Fiddler: Michael Doucet
by Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education
K-12 curriculum ideas for studying the life and artistry of Michael Doucet, a Cajun fiddler, singer, and bandleader and a 2005 NEA National Heritage Fellow. Includes lesson and activity suggestions, an audio recording of an interview with Michael Doucet (with transcript), audio samples of his fiddling, and additional resources for the study of Cajun culture and music. These materials can be used in lessons in the curriculum areas of Language Arts, Social Studies, Folklife Studies, Visual Arts, Music, and History to examine Cajun culture in Louisiana.
|Grade Level: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Performing Arts; Music; Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Audio recordings; Activities
||Language: English; French
|Subjects: Music; Louisiana--Social life and customs; Fiddle tunes; Fiddlers; Cajun music; Cajuns; Foodways
Geographic locations: Louisiana
Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education
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