GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
SUBJECT: Global History, Music
TIME REQUIRED: One or two class sessions
This course explores traditional Korean music and its notable musical instruments as well as the wildly popular contemporary K-pop genre and helps students develop an understanding of the evolution of music as an important aspect of Korean culture. The course consists of two lessons:
Lesson #1: Korea’s Traditional Sounds
Lesson #2: Korea’s Pop Culture in Music
- Develop a familiarity with the array of musical instruments of Korea: percussion, string, and wind.
- Trace the cultural significance of Arirang into the contemporary times.
- Explain the facets of K-pop, and understand its worldwide reach.
- Analyze Korea as a top producer of contemporary music in the Asia-Pacific region.