Hamilton International Middle School

Seattle, WA

Grades 6-8, Social Studies
Partner(s): Deena Docter-Richardson, Herb Ellis
Innovation Grant
2005, Winter

About this Grantee

Mr. Barilleau, Ms. Docter-Richardson, and Mr. Ellis implement “Musical Markers of the African Diaspora,” a cross-curricular project that explores music traditions that reflect African heritage. Students learn about jazz traditions in African, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures and study the mathematical and physical concepts needed to construct instruments. For their final project, students collaborate with musicians to develop an African and Latin American percussion performance.

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