This week, Keeping The Blues Alive donated a set of multicultural CD’s, workbooks and percussion instruments to Ms. Barnes’ kindergarten class in Jackson, Mississippi. We jumped at the opportunity to give back to the Delta region that played such a pivotal role in the development of the Blues movement and gave birth to a style all its own.
The history of the Blues is one rich with diversity and multiculturalism, so we wanted to help Ms. Barnes pass on the importance of understanding and appreciating diversity to her young students. Ms. Barnes writes:
“It is imperative that my early learners understand and embrace diversity. The world is so much larger than their homes, schools, or communities. We live in a world rich with culture. Your donation will provide opportunities for my students to practice acceptance and tolerance through music and movement. Your partnership will expand my students view of the world
This project seeks to enrich the lives of kindergarten students. It is important that the topic of diversity is addressed in the classroom. My students will learn to accept and appreciate other culture backgrounds and differing abilities. My students will best learn the concept of multiculturalism through music and movement activities. I have ordered audio CDs and musical instruments that represent music from countries around the world. The students will enjoy listening to, singing, and dancing to the music from Ireland, Jamaica, Spain, Japan and so many more exciting places. It will be delightful to learn that people who are so different really are so much alike.
It is imperative that my early learners understand and embrace diversity. The world is so much larger than their homes, schools, or communities.”
We couldn’t agree more and we’re happy to support classrooms like hers.
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