Bach Festival Society of Winter Park: FreshStARTs

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park: FreshStARTs

FreshStARTs offers interdisciplinary educational and artistic experiences for students by sending live, curriculum-based performances into schools.

Teachers can choose from a selection of programs that present an exciting and fun approach to supplement their traditional classroom curriculum.

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In-School Program: Native Americans and the Voices of Nature (Grades 3–8)


Program Description

Program Experience:

Deer claw rattles, native flutes and communal drums draw students into the Native American experience of nature.  Every creature has a voice and each voice has a place of honor. Using a talking stick, the artist helps students move from curiosity in the Native American instruments and culture to finding their own voices.  The artist encourages students to build upon new


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, In-School Workshops & Classes
Artistic Discipline: Music, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: Native American
Subject: Fine Arts: Music, History, Language Arts, Social Studies
Population Served Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Availability: Year-round/school days, school events, and summer programs. Date to be mutually determined by artist and presenting school.

Available times:

Time to be mutually determined by artist and presenting school.

Length of :Program 45 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Materials needed: Large room,  Microphone if more than 100 students.


In-school program.

Fees / Ticketing:


Standards & Benchmarks



Orange County Public Schools

Supporting Materials

Voices of Nature and Native Americans Lesson Plans



Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provide Lesson Plans: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes


SS.A.3.2 Students understand parts of US history related to Native Americans

MU.3.H.1  Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d)

SS.A. 4-5-2 Students understand the Native Americans place in Florida history and culture

  • Students will be able to discuss the role music plays in helping us to understand the culture and lives of others
  • Students will be able to identify flutes and retell the stories about them

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