This afternoon, a middle school geography class from Bridgman, MI is connecting to the Cleveland Institute of Music for their program the Musical Geography of Europe.
For each country featured, pictures and foods are shown from that country and students are encouraged to try to guess the country represented. Then they listen to a piece of music from that country.
For Scotland, we heard a lively violin piece, so rousing that the students started clapping along!
Students learned about geographical themes such as natural borders, cultural tidbits from the various countries, and event paintings (from France).
Several student musicians were featured throughout the program, so it’s also neat for our students to see and be inspired by the variety of musical talent.
This program fits well with geographical studies of Europe.