Multicultural Festival – This Land Is Your Land

Let’s try an experiment! I tried invite all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to my project, entitled, “This Land Is Your Land,” but I was limited to inviting only 40 students. If you received an invitation from me on Soundtrap, please accept it and try using to following lyrics to add a track of you singing along. I could save several recording of the same song with 40 different students again and again and then mix them all together in a different program. If you haven’t been invited yet, try using this link: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/zgFVWR9KRJ28Qv9kmflJpw/Let’s give it a try and see what happens.

All of the K-2 grades can record themselves singing this song in Seesaw using the following accomaniment:

Here are the lyrics:

This Land is Your Land

Woody Guthrie

This land is your land, and this land is my land
From the California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
Saw below me the golden valley
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, and this land is my land
From the California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

I roamed and rambled, and I’ve followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
All around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

(Instrumental Break)

When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, and this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

This land was made for you and me.

Multicultural Festival – Kindergarten – Native American

Muskogee (Creek) Duck Dance

Creek dances took place on open ground in a central square. This open are contained branch-covered structures for shaded seating, as well as lodges used by different ranks and clans within the tribe. Dancers circled counterclockwise in a simple dance step around a central fire. The leader alone played a rattle, and one or two drummers accompanied from a side position.

A dance always began with the leader circling the fire, playing his rattle. As soon as others joined, official dancing began, with men directly behind the leader, followed by women, the children who were learning the steps. The Duck Dance was performed tp repay the duck, called fetch (FOOT-coh), for helping the tribe. The Creeks also wished to keep the duck friendly to man.

Note: Final duck sound, “Kah, Kah, Kah,” the Creek equivalent of “Quack, Quack, Quack,” is open freely, moving from high to low pitches, and is repeated several times.

Duck Dance

He-ha ya-li-no-o,

He-ha ya-li-no-o,

He-ha ya-li-no-o,

He-ha ya-li-no-o,

He ha ya

We-he-ya he ya

We-he-ya he ya

We-he-ya he ya

We-he-ya he ya

We-he-ya he ya

[Repeat from beginning]

We-he-ya he ya

We-he-ya he ya

Ya-koi-he!

Ya-koi-he!

Kah! Kah! Kah! …

Soundtrap Assignment Code: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/yjol-j9fSPmRRX591WXQzA/

Multicultural Festival – First Grade – Indian


Diwali Song

Diwali Song (pronunciation)

Diwali Song (accompaniment)

Dip jalao, dip jalao, aaj divali re 

 Khushi khushi sab hansate aao, aaj divali re

Light up your lamps, come light them today; the day of Divali Re.

Everyone smiling and happy Ah-oh;

Today Divali Re.

Dip jalao, dip jalao, aaj divali re 

Soundtrap Assignment Code: https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/assignment/b9hL-vfuReWNvK5FkV7Xaw/