The Appalachian Music Module (AMM) is an 11 lesson plan curriculum developed to introduce young learners to the rich history of the settlement and consequent development of the music of the Appalachians. Linked with learning standards for fourth grade in Language Arts, Social Studies and Music (Virginia, North Carolina), the AMM is provided in kit form with all needed media included for implementation. Video links specific to certain lessons available through You Tube are embedded on this site and can be downloaded for “Fair Educational Use” by teachers for use in their classroom. Other video and audio materials are included on discs included in the kits.
Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc is available to provide training to public school teachers and JAM affiliated programs in using the module. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Lesson 1A – Introduction – A sense of Place
Lesson 1B – Introduction – Where I’m From
Lesson 2 – Early Appalachian History
Lesson 3A – Roots of Music in Everyday Life
Lesson 4 – Earliest Mountain Music
Lesson 5 – Write a Ballad
Lesson 6 – Music in Churches Part 1
Lesson 7 – Music in Churches Part 2
Lesson 8 – Current Appalachian Musical Styles
Lesson 9 – Instruments in Traditional Music
Lesson 10 – Bringing it Home
Lesson 11 – Home Made Instruments