The Sounds of an Island: Jamaican Music for the Classroom

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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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Instructional Ideas

  • The activities may be sequenced over several days or included as part of a cross-curricular study of Jamaican geography, history, and culture
Classroom Considerations

  • 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
Pros

  • The six-page packet includes links to the recordings, pictures, and liner notes
  • Provides lesson plans and step-by-step directions for the dances
Cons

  • None