This The Sounds of an Island: Jamaican Music for the Classroom lesson plan also includes:
Introduce young explorers to the music and history of Jamaican culture through game songs and dances. As a bonus, class members get to play simple songs transcribed for the recorder.
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- The activities may be sequenced over several days or included as part of a cross-curricular study of Jamaican geography, history, and culture
- If appropriate to your learning situation the background of the lesson may be expanded to include more information about the Maroons, Africans who escaped from slavery and formed their own communities
- The six-page packet includes links to the recordings, pictures, and liner notes
- Provides lesson plans and step-by-step directions for the dances