[Call numbers are for the Ottawa Public Library Collection.]|
Sai-so. Kodo, 1999
Music from the Japanese taiko drumming ensemble whose name means “heart beat”. Music D786.9 K6s
Roots: African drums.
National Percussion Group of Kenya. Denon, 1989. Music CD D781.6296761
Olatunji!: Drums of Passion.
Olatunji. Columbia, 1990. Yoruba music of Nigeria. Music CD12960
Pulse, a STOMP Odyssey:
original motion picture soundtrack. Various artists. Six Degrees, 2003. Music CD 781.542 P9825
Sacred Drum Visions.
David & Steve Gordon. Sequoia, 2002. Music CD 786.9 G662
Heart of the World.
Sarah Pirtle, A Gentle Wind, 2003. Songs for kids on an eath-friedly theme, including the "Recycle Hokey Pokey".
Children's Musi-CDs. 782.42083.PG72
World drums. NFB, 1989.
60 minutes. One hundred and fifty musicians and twenty-three ensembles
from around the world come together to play on one stage in a spectacular, toe-tapping performance.
(Awards: Oakland; Chicago.) V786.9 W927
National Film Board of Canada, c1991. 21 minutes. A film featuring architect, sculptor, and
musician Nobuo Kubota in a sound-sculpture performance using traditional musical instruments and
sound-making devices fashioned from ordinary objects and toys. Praised by music educators as a
valuable tool for teaching creativity in sound exploration and musical innovation, the film reveals
the infinite percussion possibilities of simple objects. Support material available. NFB videos
Playing from the Heart.
BBC production. San Francisco, Calif. : Globalstage Productions, c1998. 98
minutes. Story about the young life of Evelyn Glennie and her battle to become a world class
percussionist in spite of her deafness. Includes an interview with Evelyn and a brief look at
London, and performances. Children’s videos section.
Percussion Sites |
Pulse-- a STOMP odyssey web site, featuring interactive music creation games, activities and
information on the science of sound
New Yourk Philharmonic Kid's Zone-- gives lots of information about drums
Toronto Tabla Ensemble-- performs works for the tabla, a set of two drums used in classical North
ArtsAliveMusic-- is an amazing site for teachers and students created and maintained by the
National Arts Centre. It is a must-visit site for Canadian music educators.
Sites on The 3Rs
Ecology Kids--A fabulous site for all grade levels. Includes interactive games and a searchable
database about animals, energy, conservation and a host of other topics!
Earth Pulse--A National Geographic site which takes a monthly look at the different
conservation issues facing the earth. Grade 5 and up.
Easy Being Green--The OCDSB’s energy conservation web site, with climate facts, energy tips,
games, activities, curriculum tie-ins and more! Grade 5 and up.
Environmental Kids Club--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsors this site where
kids can learn about the environment, garbage, and recycling by reading a comic book, colouring
and playing interactive games in Recycle City. Grades 1 and 2.
Don't throw it Out! Re-use, recycle alternatives- This site hosted by the City of Ottawa provides information
on the Ottawa-Carleton blue/black box programs and on re-use and recycling alternatives.
How to set up a Little Lunch program
Drums, Tomtoms and Rattles:Primitive Percussion Instruments for Modern Use.
Bernard S. Mason with drawings by Frederic H. Kock. Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1974.
Non-fiction 789.1 M398
This book offers detailed descriptions of how to make simple versions of percussion instruments
inspired by a wide variety of indigenous cultures, plus lovely line drawings of traditional
aboriginal decorative drum art.|
Orff and Kodaly.
Adapted for the Elementary School. Lawrence Wheeler and Lois Raebeck, Dubuque,
Iowa : W. C. Brown, c1985. Non-fiction 372.87 W563
This text looks at techniques for school music instruction and study, and includes a section on
rhythm bands and orchestras.
Planet Drum : a Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm.
Mickey Hart and Fredric Lieberman.
Harper San Francisco, New York, c1991. Non-fiction 786.9 H325
Moses Goes to a Concert.
Isaac Millman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, c1998. Moses and his
schoolmates, all deaf, attend a concert where the orchestra's percussionist is also deaf. Includes
illustrations in sign language and a page showing the manual alphabet.
The Drums of Noto Hanto.
J. Allison James. Illustrated by Tsukushi. JUVENILE. This beautifully
illustrated book tells the ancient story of how the villagers of Noto Hanto, Japan, used drumming and masks
to frighten away fierce samurai marauders. It lends itself well to various forms of adaptation- a reading with choral
participation; a readers' theatre performance; a full blown adaptation with masks and drums. Taiko drumming and the
distinctive music of Japan is the multi-cultural connection here.
Musicians of the Sun.
Gerald McDermott. JUVENILE. With the help of the four musicians- Red, Blue, Yellow and Green-
the Lord of the Night does battle with the Sun to bring music and colour to the Earth in this
visually stunning adaptation of an Aztec myth. Again the story invites student participation, especially
in the creation of the magical music of the drum, shell, flute, and rattle.
World Tales of Drums and Drummers.
Nina Jaffe, patakin. Juv 398.27 J23. Jaffe describes the
distinctive drums used by people from ten different cultural groups and recounts tales from each culture in
which these drums figure prominently. This is an excellent resource for language arts/drama activities for
junior and intermediate students.
The Savalged! Series, especially Art from Packaging, Art from Fabric, and Art from paper.
Gillian Chapman and Pam Robson. Austin, Texas: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1997. OPL call number for
Art from Packaging is J745.584|
The SavalgedEcoArt! : Earth-Friendly Art and Craft Experiences for 3 to 9 year olds. Laurie
Carlson. Kids Can! Books. Charlotte, Vermont: Williamson Publishing, 1993. JUV 745.5 C284
50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Recycle The Earth Works Group. California: Earth Works Press, 1993.
Two Minutes a Day for Greener Planet: Quick and Simple Things You Can Do to Save Our Earth
Marjorie Lamb. Toronto: Harper Collins, 1990. 363.706.L218
The World Watch Reader on Global Environment Issues Ed Ayres. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998. 363.7 W937
Life after the Curb!:recycling processes. New York: Cornell University, 22 minutes. Stresses the
importance of the 3 R's. Children's videos V363.7282 L722
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Kidzone series. Vancouver: Knowledge Network, 1991, 20 minutes. Five episodes
discussing environmental themes including packaging, pollution, composting and recycling. Childrens videos