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Lesson 3/Grade 6

Folksongs Around the World

I. Objectives
At the end of the class the students will be able to:
1. Know the folksongs of different countries through singing.
2. Interpret the chosen folk song they like best through drawing.
3. Compose their own folk song in 3/4meter of diatonic form with two stanzas and four lines by
writing it down in a piece of paper.
4.Realize the value of folksong in every country through music activities.
II. Content
A. Theme: Folksongs Around the World
B. Concept: Folksongs may vary according to the place of origin geographical location, tribe,
tradition and mood. It may either be narrative or conversational.
C. Context: Bahay kubo by Felipe de Leon
Leron Leron Sinta by Alberto Florentino
ArirangD. Audio-visual aids: Manila paper
E. Other materials: Speaker, Laptop
F. References:
III. Prerequisites
1. The students have knowledge about rhythm and melody
2. The students can able to sight read notes.
IV. Instructional procedure
--------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------A. Introduction

Good morning students

How is your day yesterday?
It's been a long time that we have not seen each
I know that you missed me so much and I
missed you too.
Before we start let us bow our heads for the
word of prayer. (Amen)
B. Motivation
Are you happy today?
To make sure that you are telling me the truth, I
want all of you to sing this song " The more we
get together" but before we start let us make or
form a big circle and later on while we are
singing, we will round and round.
Who among you here are familiar with this
By the way the more we get together is a
traditional folk song and popular children's
song dating to the 18th or 19th century.
Raffi Cavoukian was the writer of this song.
Now let us sing this song together with
enjoyment and then repeat the song again.
( Both teacher and students are now singing).
Class I invite you to make up new verses.
What else do we do together that makes us
(Teacher will model the sentence)" The more
we _ together the happier we'll be." Children
might suggest sing, hug, laugh or run.
Thank you for creating a new verse to the song.
" The more we sing together the happier we'll
be. For your songs are my songs and my songs
are your songs..)))
Thank you for your participation.
C. Preparation
Before we go to our lesson, these are the
following you must consider:
1. Behave
2. Listen carefully
3. Participate
D. Lesson proper
Our lesson for today is about "Folksongs
Around the World"
Folksongs are found in most parts of the world.

Good morning too teacher

Wonderful! Teacher
Oh!really? Your are so sweet teacher
Yes! Teacher

Me! Teacher

Teacher! I would suggest "sing" for the verse

You're welcome! teacher

Every country has its own folk song that

depicts the life, customs and traditions of its
people. Folksongs may vary according to the
place of origin geographical location, tribe
tradition and mood. It may either be narrative
or conversational.
Bahay kubo is a traditional Filipino folk song.
It tells of a small Hut ( kubo in Tagalog) with
the variety of vegetables surrounding it.
The composer of Bahay kubo is Felipe de
Bahay kubo kahit munti
Leon. ( The class will be trying to sing this
Now, I want each student to make an ostinato
or rhythmic pattern by clapping that we can use
in our song. Students we are in 3/4 of ternary
Teacher! This is my improvised ostinato
( each student will share their improvised beat
Now let's move to another song
Leron Leron Sinta- is a popular Filipino folk
song from the Tagalog region. It is traditionally
a work song representing those who work in
the fields harvesting fruits.
In order for you to fully understand the lyrics
of the song, I searched an English explanation
of a Filipino song Leron Leron Sinta. Let me
We will listen teacher.
share this with you.
Leron Leron Sinta- it expresses feelings toward
a loved one or someone dear to the person.
Buko ng papaya- buko refers to young fruit
papaya is a yellow/green tropical fruit.
Dala-dalay buslo- this refers to carrying a
native Filipino Bag or basket.
Sisidlan ng bung- the basket is used as a
container for the papaya fruit.
Pagdating sa dulo'y- means arriving the top of a
place or the tip of the tree in the song.
Nabali ang sanga- means the branch has
Kapos kapalaran- this means the one who
climbed the tree is out of luck.
Humanap ng iba- means to search for another
papaya tree.
Now I want each student to find a partner and
Yes! Teacher
then, while singing Leron Leron Sinta, each

phrase of the song that I'd mentioned awhile

ago should be given the meaning by doing an
Now let us move to another song.
The title of the song is Sakura, are you familiar
with this song?
Sakura is a well-known traditional Japanese
folk song. This old Japanese song was
originally known as Saita Sakura. Sakura
which translates to cherry blossom is about the
Japanese cherry tree. The cherry tree represents
beauty, peace and joy in the Japanese culture.
But more importantly, the blooming of the
associated with renewal and rebirth.
Now, I want you to group yourselves into three.
Each group will enter when the first group
finished the two measures of the song. The
song will be repeated three times. This concept
know as singing in canon.
( The class will be trying to sing this song)
Very good students
Let's move to another song.
Arirang is the title of the song. The heroine of
the story which the Arirang song originated
was a fair maid of Miryang. In fact, she was a
modest woman killed by an unrequited lover.
But as time went on, the tragic story changed to
that of an unrequited lady-love who
complained of her unfeeling lover. The tune is
sweet and appealing. The story is recounted in
Miss Arirang in Folk tales of old Korea.
Now, I'm going to sing this song but I want
you to listen carefully.
What have you noticed on the melody?
Yes! Therefore this song is a pentatonic song. It
consists of the 1st-2nd-3rd-5th-6th notes of the
major scale.
Now, you will be singing this song with using
the hand signs.
Have you encountered this kind of method in
your previous lessons?
Before you sing this song, I want all of you to
master the hand signs.
I will demonstrate it first and then repeat after
Alright! Let us sing Arirang with hand signs

No! Teacher

Alright! Teacher

Sakura Sakura Ya Yo Ino

Thank you! teacher

The fa and ti note are not included in the song.

No! teacher
( students are now singing)
Thank you! teacher

Very good!
Let's proceed now your activity
Class I want you to form a group into two
before we start. All members of each group
should participate.
Activity 1
Learn and sing the different folk songs given.
Activity 2
Choose the folk song that you like best and
draw your own interpretation of the song.
Color your drawing.
Activity 3
Do you know other folk songs?
Sing it in class.
Very good! student
E. Assignment
Students you may now do the challenge 1 up
to 3 for individual works or self test.
Not really.
Challenge 1
Challenge 2
Complete the lyrics of the song.
Challenge 3
Compose your own folk song.
Write two stanzas with four lines.
V. Conclusion
Folksongs are simple songs that generations
have sung. They express many different
emotions and recall many different aspects of
the common person's life-work, play, love,
sorrow and even death. There are folksongs
about animals. There are songs that integrate
games(singing games). There are spirituals that
speak of hope and faith.
IFL: Despite of our differences our creator God
has created us equally. It doesn't matter where
we live-we all need love and acceptance until
Jesus returns. He asks us to be His hands, His
face and feet in serving those who hurt.
Psalms 98:4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the
earth, break forth and sing for joy and sing

Ok! Teacher

Yes! Teacher but only one folk song.

Pen pen de sarapen
Thanks teacher
Is it hard teacher?

VII. Self Assessment

. Did I meet all the objectives of the lesson?
. Did I present the whole content of my topic?
. Do I have an effective classroom management?
. Did I use appropriate contexts and materials to my lesson plan?

Prepared by Howard Mark E. Capian.