National Poetry Month: Langston Hughes’s ASK YOUR MAMA and Soundtrack

Suggested audience: High schoolers, their families, and educatorsSubject areas: Fine Arts, Language Arts (book incorporates Spanish and French idioms), Social Studies (many figures from and music and locations of the Black Diaspora, US history)Creative Teaching strategy discussed: Soundtrack Background about ASK YOUR MAMA: 12 Moods for Jazz Langston Hughes's ASK YOUR MAMA: 12 Moods for … Continue reading National Poetry Month: Langston Hughes’s ASK YOUR MAMA and Soundtrack

I am in a Creative Space: Soundtrack for My Home

Sometimes home is where we are right now, and other times home is a place we're imagining, where we've been before or hope to be one day. And sometimes home is a feeling. We know when we're home. Today's prompt invites you to think about "home": We'd like you to create a soundtrack or playlist … Continue reading I am in a Creative Space: Soundtrack for My Home

Soundtrack: How-to

In Soundtrack, students can: Review reflect on a story, story elements, theme, mood, or relationships.  Compare and contrast Basic Instructions Facilitator plays a piece of music Ask participants to respond to the piece of music Synthesize participants’ answers Transition into the story or lesson related to the music Variations After you finish a lesson, discussion … Continue reading Soundtrack: How-to