The spirit of the Caribbean comes alive! 'Destination: Caribbean' is a seven-part essay series paired with a short documentary movie of the same name. Both are dedicated to using music as a means of understanding the past.
'Reggae, Calypso, Salsa and Tambrin: A Historical Journey,' is the series's 700-word introduction. It provides a brief survey of the historical conditions that gave rise to modern Caribbean music forms, such as Calypso, Salsa and Reggae. This free primer is an excellent resource for History, Social Studies and geography teachers, or for instructors of the Fine Arts, looking to provide their students with a historical background of Caribbean culture.
The essay series is an accompaniment to the short documentary movie 'Destination: Caribbean.' It can also be used standalone and included into a wide variety of curricula. Featuring topics that range from dance to history to the economic realities of being a Caribbean musician, each reading comes with a series of worksheets, activities and quizzes. Here are two free samples:
---'Destination: Caribbean' Introduction – Vocabulary LIst
---'Destination: Caribbean' Introduction – Reading Comprehension Quiz
***An exciting and innovative way to teach the Common Core! The film and all academic materials are in English. Appropriate for all ages, though subject matter is best suited for Grades 6 and up. Purchase bundles include Common Core-aligned resources for Grades 6-12***