One of the most fascinating aspects of music and dance is how they often mirror the historical conditions from which they arose. Flamenco, with its exotic movements and rhythms, helps to tell Spain’s complicated story of migration and religious conquest. It acts as a looking glass, a living monument to the region's Arab, Jewish, Gitano (Romany) and Eastern roots, that might otherwise be lost.
'Music as a Time Machine' is a 2000-word informational text that can help teachers supplement lesson plans for subjects ranging from History, Music and Dance to Cultural Studies. It is included with the 'Hola, Flamenco' purchase bundle, but also makes an excellent standalone resource - as a 'read and discuss' classroom activity, or take-home assignment.
Every purchase includes the following Common Core-aligned materials:
---Music as a Time Machine – Vocabulary Exercise
---Music as a Time Machine – Reading Comprehension Quiz
---Music as a Time Machine – Compare and Contrast ‘Cheat Sheet’ Grid
---Music as a Time Machine – Understanding Flamenco, Understanding History
***An exciting and innovative way to teach the Common Core! 'Hola, Flamenco' is in Spanish, with English subtitles. Appropriate for all ages,* subject matter is best suited for Grades 6 and up. All academic materials are in English. Purchase bundle includes the informational texts and study materials listed above***