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1 Sounds Geographical Arthur J Kelly Senior Lecturer in Education Liverpool Hope University Primary National Conference Young Geographers: Our Future!

2 Overview Music and emotion Music and place Music and cultural understanding Music and geography Next steps

3 Background Cultural Geography Affective Domain Ethnomusicology Education

4 Its a wonderful world What are your feelings when you watch the wonderful world presentation?

5 Desert Island Sound Files What five tracks would you put on your MP3 player if you were going to spend time in isolation. What influenced your choices?

6 Music and Identity: Cultural Roots Pop Hip Hop R n B Country and Western Classical Jazz Soul Heavy Metal Reggae

7 Classic places

8 Lyrical geographies Song lyrics often contain place names or other geographic references and these can be used as a stimulus for enquiry. Around the world in eight(y) songs?

9 Where in the world? Stereogeographies Consider your response to the pieces of music played and where you think they may be from. Ireland Vietnam Cuba India Brazil Can you think of particular musical instruments that are linked to particular places or cultures?

10 Musical Mystery Tour of Africa Music can be used as a stimulus to develop geographic skills

11 Music and cultural routes: Beyond Boundaries England Brazil Canada USA South Africa

12 Next steps Top ten strategies – which would you like to try out and why?

13 Resources:

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15 Plenary In groups discuss what you feel the key points have been Music and emotion - interdependence Music and place/culture - diversity Music and cultural understanding Music as a stimulus for geographical enquiry

16 Key Concepts underpinning the geography curriculum Cultural understanding and diversity Human and physical processes Environmental interaction and sustainable development Interdependence Scale Space/ Location Place

17 Technical note To edit music and create the snippets used in the session free software called Audacity was used. You can download this from


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