Sample Video 131: Music 5: Specdrum–Learning About Culture Through Drumming

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Learning about diverse cultures through music, specifically drumming, is what SpecDrum is all about. SpecDrum is a not-for-profit organization offering free, cultural education through drumming as an enrichment to the current school curriculum–a continual study of world culture through music, year round, not just a once a year presentation in the school gymnasium. The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is supporting this endeavor by offering a space for practice and performance in the new .ZACH Performing Arts Incubator and the Kranzberg Arts Center. Could such an approach help teach cultural awareness in your school?

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 304: Arts Integration Activity--Linking Music to Cultural Experiences

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Arts Integration activity combining social studies, cultural study, and music as students learn about different cultures. This activity can be used to accompany a variety of the Culture videos on our Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity--Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity--Sharing Learning Verbally

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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