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Piedmont Blues Guitarist: John Cephas
by Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education
K-12 curriculum ideas for studying the life and artistry of John Cephas, a 1989 NEA National Heritage Fellow and Piedmont Blues guitarist. Includes lesson suggestions, a transcript of an interview with John Cephas, an audio sample of his music, and additional resources. These materials can be used in lessons in the curriculum areas of Language Arts, Social Studies, Geography, Folklife Studies, Visual Arts, Music, and History to examine blues music, race relations, and traditional culture in the Piedmont region of Appalachia.
|Grade Level: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Performing Arts; Music; Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Geography; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Audio recordings; Activities
|Subjects: Legends; Maps in education; Blues (Music); Race relations; Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Work songs; African American musicians; Oral history; Music; Guitar music; Virginia--Social life and customs
Geographic locations: Virginia; Appalachian Region
Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education
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