To the Beat of a Different Drum: Describing World Music and Understanding Its Cultural Significance


  • Aug 11 2010 10:31 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students examine the language used in music reviews to describe world music and explore the relationship between music and culture. They then write a description of a kind of American music they know well and detail its cultural roots and significance.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Arts, Media, & Entertainment, Career & Technical Ed, Reading Comprehension, Music, History-Social Science, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, Geography, English-Language Arts


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    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Administrators, Parents, Teachers


    Instructional Strategy

    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Cooperative Learning; Discussions; Hands-on Learning