Printer Friendly

Bring other cultures into focus with a unit on musical instruments of the world: grades K-6. (Art Smart).

Kids at Pennsylvania's Churchville Elementary really got into the swing of world cultures recently when they explored musical instruments from around the globe, the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

Students learned about the cojon, a dram from Brazil, as well as the mandolin (related to the Italian lute), frame drums from the Middle East and Celtic cultures, and the American-created (but African-inspired) banjo.

"It taught us more about the culture, more than what we studied," said 11-year-old Ben Clift of the musical unit, taught by two members of a local bluegrass band.

The presentation was the culmination of a unit on world cultures during which kids crafted poster displays and made oral presentations on select countries and cultures.

COPYRIGHT 2003 PaperClip Communications
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2003 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Curriculum Review
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2003
Words:118
Previous Article:Should you let parents shop for their children's teachers? Grades K-5. (Administrative Action).
Next Article:Middle school makes outdoor education a primary goal: grades 6-9. (Health Habits).
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters