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XP 1: How can music connect you to your heritage, family, or community?

Music has a lot of different roles and functions in society. Since it is important to a lot of people, music can play a role in connecting us to our heritage, our family, or our community.

Think About

  • What music connects you to your heritage or roots of your family or community?
  • How is music able to connect people to other people or places?

Get Started

  1. Think back to your earliest memory of music.
    1. What was it?
    2. Was anyone else involved besides you? If so, who? and how? 
  1. Get together with some friends or peers and brainstorm answers to the following questions:
    • What types of musical traditions does your family have?
      • For instance: Is music a part of celebrations, events, holidays, sad occasions?
    • What types of music do your family members and friends remember from growing up?
    • What do your family members and friends have in common when it comes to music?

Share What you Learned

If you are using the LRNG platform:

  • Go back, find out what to submit, and complete the XP
  • If you want, you can then learn even more with the optional “Go Further!” activities below

If you are not using the LRNG platform:

  • Continue below and share with your teacher or organization:

Sharing What You Learned

  • Explain some ways that music can connect people such as members of your family, friends, or community.

Next Steps

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