Folk Tunes from Around the World


For the 2021-2022 school year, the focus is on folk music. “Folk Tunes from Around the World” focuses on “people’s music” – common and popular songs and melodies that have been used for hundreds of years by composers in symphonies, chamber music, concertos and, yes, popular music to be sure! The complete Music in the Schools curriculum includes:

  • Curriculum packet (download below) which includes descriptions of the music, composers, and backgrounds
  • State-mandated benchmarks and activities for grade levels K-6



Click on the links below, then click on the image to download.

TEACHERS curriculum packet: Curriculum Guide: Folk Tunes from Around the World


Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star State Standard Theme, and Variations Lesson Plan

Russian Music Tchaikovsky Lesson Plan

Mexican Music Ponce Lesson Plan

Are You Sleeping Major Minor Lesson Plan

Theme and Variations Group Work

Listening Links



PLEASE help The Minnesota Sinfonia continue to secure funding for the Music in the Schools program – which is provided FREE OF CHARGE to the schools and students – by completing the survey after the “Sinfonia Day” concert at your school. It only takes a few moments to answer a quick SURVEY with 10 easy questions about your students’ MIS experience. Your input is important. THANK YOU!