Collaborators: Created by Leah Lalljie, BMCC and Joely Castillo, BMCC Graduate Fellow Janelle Poe, The Graduate Center, CUNY Faculty Mentor: Prof. Alex Ho, BMCC and Prof. RaShelle Peck, BMCC External Collaborators: Paul M. Martinez and Marasa Lafalaise, Central Park Rara Summary: These two related Open Educational Resources (OERs) asks students to think about the music of the world through project-based learning. Leah and Joely focused on music from Haiti. For your project, you can pick a country or a genre of music to explore. Think about what the music and genre says about it’s origin country or place. Haiti’s rich […]
The following are lesson plans guiding the use of two Open Educational Resources (OERs) about the music of Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. “Exploring History Through Music” Lesson Plan by Joely Castillo, BMCC “Haiti Music!: How history affected the development of Kompa and Hip Hop Creole” Lesson Plan by Leah Lalljie, BMCC This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic License.
Student-conducted research about the experience of Afro-descendants who moved to the United States in comparison to the experience of African Americans.
These materials are designed to be a launching pad for classroom conversations about race.