27. Use your superpowers to make music

By Martin Crabbe | April 01 2019

27. Use your superpowers to make music

Blog Category: Campaign updateBlog Tags: Education and Education

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    #Love London. Love the World  

    Climate Action 27:  Use your superpowers to make music (Global Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities)

    Target audience:  Key Stage 3 Music students

    1. What is your superpower?

    After watching this video you are going to make a musical composition to inspire people to explore the diversity of London. Would you say that making music is one of your superpowers? Do you have any other superpowers? How could you improve your area by using your superpowers?

    1. City on the move

    Pupils will use the sounds of the London Underground and the rich diversity of city locations along a planned journey as the starting point for extended composition. They will study and draw on examples of minimalist compositions in order to represent tube or train travel between locations in their composition. They will punctuate this with a series of short compositions that capture the ambience of individual locations along the route, for example the pomp and pageantry of Westminster, the pastoral ambience of the great parks such as Hyde Park, or the cultural heritage and atmosphere of Ladbroke Grove and Shoreditch High Street.

    To make your composition more personal why not consider including ‘your place’ as one of the locations.

    Click here to see the resource: City on the Move.

    With special thanks to the Museum of London, A New Direction, Thames Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service, and Tower Hamlets.

    Background to this resource

    This project aims to:

    1. Connect London’s schools to great resources based on their city and
    2. To suggest ways to introduce a global perspective to their work.

    Each blog will be based on two major curriculum resources available freely to teachers:

    1. The London Curriculum– developed by experts in their field working in partnership with the Mayor of London and his Education and Youth team.
    2. The World’s Largest Lesson– produced by Project Everyone in partnership with Unicef to help schools address three major challenges:
    • End extreme poverty
    • Fight inequality and injustice
    • Tackle climate change

    Each blog will aim to provide ways for teachers to reflect on these big issues through their own contexts, subject areas and from a London perspective.

    Thanks to the teams at City Hall and Project Everyone for providing these great resources. Some of my blog has been adapted from their websites.

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