Unit 1: Ring Shout with Carletha and Brenton
Find Carletha and Brenton’s Hometown
Let’s hop on the bus with Melody to begin our journey to Darien, Georgia to meet our first musicians, Carletha and Brenton. Use SG8 and help students do the following:
- Locate Savannah Music Festival on the map in Savannah, Georgia.
- Locate Carletha and Brenton’s hometown in Darien, Georgia.
- Complete the activity.
- Shout Because You’re Free: The African-American Ring Shout Tradition in Coastal Georgia by Art Rosenbaum
- Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery by Katrina D. Thompson
- McIntosh County Shouters: Slave Shout Songs from the Coast of Georgia (Smithsonian Folkways)
- Spirituals and Shout Songs from the Georgia Coast (Smithsonian Folkways)
Additional Teaching Resources:
- “Plantation Dance/Ring Shout” on PBS Learning Media (gpb.pbslearningmedia.org)
- “Learning and Teaching Ringshout” on Santa Barbara Ringshout Project (www.ringshout.org)
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