This is a set of lesson plans based on traditional folk songs that have been recorded by rock singers and found their way to the pop charts. The lessons include learning to sing the song, creating and adding accompaniments and descants and playing the song on instruments. Also included is a history of the song, listening activities and YouTube links to compare the traditional with the pop version. There are also assessment suggestions and rubrics. Pop artists include: Bruce Springstein (Oh, Mary Don't You Weep, Erie Canal); Elvis (My Landlord); The Beach Boys (John B Sails); Lead Belly (Midnight Special); Great Big Sea (Donkey Riding), and the Kingston Trio (Pay Me My Money Down).