Broad Ripple High School

Indianapolis, IN

Grades 9-12, Social Studies
Partner(s): Doris Young
Innovation Grant
2005, Spring

About this Grantee

Ms. Kurtz and Ms. Young use drumming to motivate students with behavioral problems and to teach alternatives to violence. Students in alternative education classrooms and the counseling program research the history and folklore of drums, learn to play the instruments, and develop problem-solving skills to avoid aggressive behaviors. Working with a guest artist, students create, record, and present original peace-related chants to the school.

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