Newest Unit in the Series!
The first Friday of March each year is the Day of Unplugging, in which we attempt to turn off all recorded music and other devices, going back to more acoustic-sound-filled days gone by. This unit, designed for teachers of all grades and skills, will explore the world of recorded music and encourage thoughtful discussion of what our world would be like without recorded sound, specifically music. Activities include taking a survey of listening habits, both of students and of parents, collecting and discussing the data, and drawing conclusions about our world and our culture of listening. Older students will research the 5 big innovations of the last 150 years leading to our current environment of music distribution. Everyone will experience a Day of Unplugging and react to that experience in writing.
This unit has not yet been taught, so feedback would be great.