Travels of the Lute

Mairi Cowan, Elaine Goettler, and Pam King, University of Toronto | Sep 29, 2020

Travels of the Lute offers lesson plans, primary source material, and others resources to help instructors and students better understand “connection,” a central theme in World History, through the examination of one extended family of musical instruments. These instruments provide opportunities to contextualize far-reaching cultural contacts from many centuries ago by examining how the instruments were created, how the players learned their skills, and how appreciation of the music itself created a shared cultural inheritance. Lesson plans are designed for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Tags: Africa East Asia Islamic Empires Mediterranean Middle East South Asia World Assignments Class Activities Lecture, Podcast, & Documentary Lesson Plans Maps Music Primary Sources Readings Short Video Cultural Empires Exploration & Expansion Material Culture Music 1400-1600 1600-1800 600 BCE to 600 CE 600 to 1400


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