Musical Ancestries™ is a program created to inspire school-aged children to explore their musical and cultural heritage and develop an appreciation for others’ traditions. It is designed to create a pathway to understanding and acceptance as children explore the great diversity of our community.
This episode is devoted to Jewish culture, instruments, music, and traditions! Listeners will meet Cantor Ruth and her four students as they share a lesson on the great diversity of Jewish music and culture through the principle of Tikkun Olam, or “Repair of the World.” Thus begins an exciting lesson as the students experience diverse Jewish music from around the globe and discover its relevance to their lives.
The resources below include an audio recording of the radio broadcast, the full script for the broadcast, a list of related resources in the community, and lesson prompts that can be accessed through the content boxes on this page. Incorporated into the Prezi presentation below are visual images, maps, audio clips, text and hands-on activities that students, teachers and parents can use to enhance their learning experience. In addition, the See It, Hear It, Do It format fully engages the child in learning. National Standards addressed are noted in their section of the Prezi presentation.