I have always found it hard to get students interested in learning about the culture and music of other countries. However, by use of Mr. Maraca, our classes cultural guide, we explore the history, similarities and differences in our countries, and musical backgrounds of foreign lands.
In this 15 slide PowerPoint students learn about Russia! Famous composers, such as Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky, and their works, as well as Russian instruments, and a feature on Peter and the Wolf, as a review of instrument families. Also included are facts about Russia, such as population, currency, and national anthem, so that the students can compare and contrast Russia's economy with our own.