ATLAS AMBASSADOR DESTINATION: EXPLORE

RESEARCH GUIDE & QUESTIONNAIRE

Hey, ATLAS Ambassador! Ready to do some research? Below are step-by-step instructions to researching the traditional folk music of a country of your choice. Follow along and, if you have any questions, feel free to email theokfactor@gmail.com. You can also download a copy of this Research Guide & Questionnaire below.

Happy Exploring!

 

  1. Choose a country you’d like to research. This can be random, or you may choose a country you’re interested in, know somebody from, have traveled to, want to visit, or have heard about. There are many options!

  2. Learn a bit about this country. What do they eat? What do their homes look like? How do they dress? What do their classrooms look like? What are some of their traditions? You can use the following resources as guides:

    1. http://time.com/8515/hungry-planet-what-the-world-eats/

    2. http://www.topics-mag.com/internatl/center.htm

    3. http://www.ict.mic.ul.ie/websites/2002/Imelda_Fitzgerald/Homes%20Around%20the%20World-1.htm

    4. https://www.elcivics.com/esl/clothes-world-1

    5. https://matadornetwork.com/abroad/photo-essay-classrooms-around-the-world/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+MatadorStudy+(Matador+Abroad)

    6. http://www.topics-mag.com/internatl/center.htm

  3. Learn about this country’s musical instruments and musical traditions. You can use the following resources as guides:

    1. http://www.hobgoblin-usa.com/info/glossary/

    2. http://www.asza.com/ihm.shtml

  4. Answer the following questions using the questionnaire below. Email theokfactor@gmail.com to send your answers or audio/video answers.

    1. Write one paragraph explaining what you learned about the overall culture of the country you chose. Use your findings from step 2 for help.

    2. Provide one to two (1-2) video links to traditional folk music from the country you chose. 

    3. Use your findings from Steps 2, 3, and your videos to answer the following questions-

      1. What makes this traditional folk music different than the folk music you hear in your culture?

      2. Is this traditional folk music similar to the folk music you hear in your culture?

      3. Is there anything you didn’t like? Why?

      4. What did you like about the traditional folk music of the country you chose?

      5. What are three new things you learned about the traditional folk music of the country you chose?

      6. What surprised you about this music?