Welcome to the exciting world of musical instruments! Instruments represent many things; acoustics, engineering, sciences, cultures, traditions, visual arts and philosophies.
Getting to know some of the musical instruments of countries around the globe is like stepping into many different and vibrant locales; learning about histories and peoples first hand!
World Music Instruments I covers some of the most common native instruments of Mexico. In World Music Instruments II students will encounter examples from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States!
A discussion such as “What are their names?” and “Where do they come from?” will engage the class and encourage children to remember the instruments and countries represented. Teachers can also add a few geographical details such as “Is central Mexico dry or rainy?”
Detailed descriptions and photos provide an unusual encounter with Mexico's ancient civilizations for children in grades 1 to 3. For older students, personal assignments and individual research can deepen the learning curve.
World Music Instruments I brings Mexico's living traditions into your classroom, part of our series on arts, cultures, geography, places and peoples!