3. Sing London. Sing!

By Martin Crabbe | February 26 2019

3. Sing London. Sing!

Blog Category: Campaign updateBlog Tags: Education and Education

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    Climate Action 3 (#Love London. Love the World.)

    Target audience: Key Stage 3 Music students

    1. Where is your Home?
    • Watch the video about ‘Home’.
    • Discuss how the Global Goals link to ideas of ‘home’.
    • Start the next resource ‘Global City’ Music and think about how musicians from all over the world have made London their home.



    1. ‘Global City’ Music

    Students will explore and experience the way London’s global heritage and maritime history have shaped and enriched today’s rich musical scene in the capital. They will study music ranging from early work songs brought from rural areas of England and from around the world by those who made London their home, to sea shanties and sea songs inspired by London’s maritime past. Students will learn about a variety of musical devices and styles from different times and places and draw on this in their composing and performance.

    Special mention to the Museum of London, A.N.D., Thames Tower Hamlets Arts+Music Education Service, London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

    Click here to see the ‘Global City’ Music resource.

    1. 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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