Musical Ancestries™ is a program designed to teach school-aged children about their musical and cultural heritage. This episode of Musical Ancestries™ is focused on the music, dance and traditions of Native America. Listeners meet Mika and her older step-brother Tom, and accompany them to a Pow Wow where the siblings learn leather and bead working and begin to understand Mika’s Native American heritage with the guidance and wisdom of elder KiowaKat.

Incorporated into the Prezi presentation below are visual images, maps, audio clips, text and hands-on activities that students, teachers and parents can use to enhance their learning experience. (For help navigating Prezi, click here.) In addition, an audio recording of the radio broadcast, the full script for the broadcast, and a list of related resources in the community can be accessed through the content boxes on this page. The See It, Hear It, Do It format fully engages the child in learning. National Standards addressed are noted in their section of the Prezi presentation.

Musical Ancestries™ is made possible through a grant from the PNC Foundation through PNC Arts Alive, a multi-year initiative dedicated to supporting visual and performing arts.

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