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The Butterfly/La Mariposa | A World of Stories

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This Mexican folktale that explains why butterflies do not live in houses and why they migrate. Story told in Spanish and English.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections.

Matlachines | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Matlachines is a traditional dance from Aguascalientes. The dance originates from a combination of pre-hispanic and colonial music and dance. It is often performed during Patron Saint Festivals.

This version of Matlachines was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington and taped at the Festival del Dia de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

 

¡Arte y más! Lesson 9

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After a greeting and the “Hola” song, Susana and Sra. Alicia have a dialogue to model the numbers cuatro (four), cinco (five), and seis (six). A new movement activity is used to create a simple dance sequence: baila arriba, baila abajo, a la derecha, a la izquierda, da la vuelta (dance up, dance down, to the right, to the left, turn around.) Sra. Alicia reads the chant “El gato” (the cat) and invites students to participate. Students review numbers by counting flowers before the closing “Adiós” song.

Johnny Peut Pas Danser and ABCs et 1,2,3 | Music Arts Toolkit

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The Doucet Family Band performs a traditional Cajun folk song and a Cajun version of the “A, B, C Song.”

Why the Rooster Crows in the Morning (Porque el gallo canta en la mañana) | A World of Stories

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Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar tells a traditional Latino story that explains why roosters crow in the morning. The story is told in a combination of English and Spanish.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections.

Pipa Ensemble | Beauty of Jasmine

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Students from Garth Elementary School in Georgetown, Kentucky, and the Lexington (Kentucky) Chinese Music, Dance and Arts Program (CMDAP) perform three songs on the pipa, a Chinese stringed instrument. This resource is part of the Beauty of Jasmine collection.

1, 2, 3, ¡Chocolate! | A World of Stories

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Sing, count along, and use hand motions for the traditional Mexican whisk, called a molinillo, which is used to make hot chocolate.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections.

 

The Little Red Hen/La Gallinita Roja | A World of Stories

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In this Mexican version of a familiar folktale, the hen makes corn tortillas instead of wheat bread. 

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections. 

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos | Everyday Learning

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Students attend a celebration for the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday. The holiday celebrates the lives of friends and family members that have died.

Alingo Lingo | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Alingo Lingo is a Mexican dance from the State of Guerrero. Traditional dances from Guerrero often have women waving handkerchiefs. Dance is very important part of the society of Guerrero. Dance is used to celebrate, evangelize, and protest.

This version of Alingo Lingo was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington at the Festival del Día de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

Nicte-Ha | Dance Arts Toolkit

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Nicte-Ha is a Mayan word that means "water flower." This dance is a jarana, a type of music and dance that is popular in the Mexican state of Nayarit.

This version of Nicte-Ha was performed by Casa de Cultura Hispana de Lexington at the Festival del Día de los Muertos in Lexington, Ky.

 

Danser Comme un Pingouin | Découverte

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This French animation explores beats and rhythm as six different animals, including a shuffling penguin, move to their own slow, medium, and fast songs.

Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle/Monsieur Wiggle et Monsieur Waggle | A World of Stories

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Storyteller Priscilla Howe performs a fingerplay story, using her thumbs as the main characters. The simple story about two best friends draws on rhythm, repetition, and movement. The story is available in English and French.

 

Children's Song & Dance | Beauty of Jasmine

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This performance combines Han and minority ethnic Chinese traditions. The first two songs and dances are from the Han tradition, while the others are from minority traditions. The costumes are from the Uyghur people, who live mainly in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northeastern China. This resource is part of the Beauty of Jasmine collection.

Gu Zheng Solo: Spring on Snowy Mountain | Beauty of Jasmine

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Chen Zhou, a gu zheng soloist and teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, performs "Spring on Snowy Mountain," a work by contemporary Chinese composer Shang-E Fan. Fan's works for zheng are so highly regarded that they have been adopted into the official examination repertoire for zheng music in China. This resource is part of the Beauty of Jasmine collection.

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