The rationale behind the lesson was grounded against the background that the students need to develop an awareness and appreciation for folk dance and folk music since its part of the nationís rich cultural elements.
Define correctly the meaning of African retention, folk dance and folk music.
Investigate the historical background of folk dance and folk music in Jamaica.
Demonstrate movements used in one specific folk dance or folk music.
Build one musical instrument used in African music or dance.
Compare history of Slavery in the Caribbean with history of slavery in the Americas
The target group is grade 9; however, it can be used in the 4th and 5th form.