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?
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?
Musical Mystery Tour of Africa Music can be used as a stimulus to develop geographic skills
Music and cultural routes: Beyond Boundaries England Brazil Canada USA South Africa
Next steps Top ten strategies – which would you like to try out and why?
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
Key Concepts underpinning the geography curriculum Cultural understanding and diversity Human and physical processes Environmental interaction and sustainable development Interdependence Scale Space/ Location Place
Technical note To edit music and create the snippets used in the session free software called Audacity was used. You can download this from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/