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Medieval Music and Dance

by  The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life (Canada)

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Students will learn from a "first-person" peasant character about the music and dance that was popular amongst the medieval peasantry.

The fiddle, bagpipes, whistle, drum, mouth harp, and hurdy-gurdy are demonstrated and discussed. The students may learn a medieval song in advance and sing along with the peasant, and the students will learn some simple dances from medieval times, danced to live music.

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Cost

By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $125.00



Length

60


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 40 students


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Performing Arts


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We are willing to make every effort possible to re-schedule when necessary, but sessions canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed in full, unless there are severe circumstances, such as illness, weather, and school closure.

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The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life (Canada)

Sheffield, Ontario
Canada

The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life preserves, studies, and teaches broad elements of rural heritage, with a specific focus on the history of the village of Sheffield, Ontario, and a wider focus on the medieval European background of North American rural culture.

Contact:
Marty Pullin
shefmuseum@gto.net
226-606-3161

Program Details

Format

1. The presentation begins with the medieval peasant introducing himself and briefly discussing medieval entertainment and comparing it with that of the students.
2. The peasant will demonstrate and discuss medieval musical instruments.
3. The peasant will conduct a sing-along with the students.
4. The peasant will teach the students period dancing, and will then play live music on the fiddle and bagpipes for them while they dance.
5. The remaining time is for final questions.

Objectives

The participant will:
-meet a character from the past
-participate in traditional dance
-sing a medieval song
-observe medieval musical instruments
-develop a deeper understanding of medieval life
-compare medieval entertainment to their own

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Fine Arts - Dance Standards
NA-D.K-4.5 DEMONSTRATING AND UNDERSTANDING DANCE IN VARIOUS CULTURES AND HISTORICAL PERIODS

Achievement Standard, Proficient:
Students perform folk dances from various cultures with competence and confidence
Students learn and effectively share a dance from a resource in their own community; describe the cultural and/or historical context
Students accurately answer questions about dance in a particular culture and time period (for example: In colonial America, why and in what settings did people dance? What did the dances look like?)

Fine Arts - Music Standards
NA-M.K-4.9 UNDERSTANDING MUSIC IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURE

Achievement Standard:
Students identify by genre or style aural examples of music from various historical periods and cultures
Students describe in simple terms how elements of music are used in music examples from various cultures of the world

Social Sciences - History
National
NSS-USH.K-4.4 THE HISTORY OF PEOPLES OF MANY CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD

* Understands selected attributes and historical developments of societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe

NSS-WH.5-12.5 ERA 5: INTENSIFIED HEMISPHERIC INTERACTIONS, 1000-1500 CE
The student in grades 5-12 should understand
* the redefining of European society and culture, 1000-1300 CE.
* patterns of crisis and recovery in Afro-Eurasia, 1300-1450.
* major global trends from 1000-1500 CE.