The Best of Scotland: Work Songs

In Episode No. 31 I share all about a Scottish Highland Tradition of the Waulking.  Waulking songs are Scottish folk songs, traditionally sung in the Gaelic language by women while fulling cloth. This practice involved a group of women rhythmically beating newly woven tweed against a table or similar surface to soften it. Simple, beat-driven songs were used to accompany the work. 

There is great content in today’s episode to create lessons around PYP themes of inquiry as well as many standards for the arts, and social studies. I love the flexibility of these cultural diversity content ideas that bring an awareness of Scottish heritage that quite possibly exists in your area. 

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