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Use online video to study how different cultural groups express their heritage through music. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use these Music History videos entitled Music and Culture to study how three different cultural groups around the world express their heritage through music including the Polynesians, sub-Saharan Africans and Native North American Indians.

Use our 3 online educational videos to discover how three different cultural groups--sub-Saharan Africans, Native Americans, and Polynesians--express their heritage through music. Listen to a variety of musical excepts, and learn how geography influences music. Experience the spirited call-and-response pattern of African song...the ceremonial beat of Native American tribal drums...the rhythmical movements of Polynesian dance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how geography influenced the creation of the traditional music and musical instruments of Polynesians, sub-Saharan Africans, and Native North Americans.
  • Identify examples of a membranophone, idiophone, aerophone, and chordophone.
  • Identify some of the traditional musical instruments and styles of dance developed by Polynesians, sub-Saharan Africans, and Native North Americans.
  • Identify the ways music has been used as a form of expression in each of these three cultures, including the spirited call and response pattern of African song; the ceremonial beat of Native American tribal drums; and the native dances of Polynesians, who use rhythmic arm and hand movements to illustrate lyrics.
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