- You will need several samples of reggae music for this activity (or whatever type of music you choose) and sets of headphones for your students to listen to the music.
- Have students listen to the different selections.
- As a group, they should brainstorm a list of characteristics that exemplify reggae music. For example:
- bongo drums
- acoustic instruments
- "island sound"
- upbeat lyrics
- Have them come up with a definition for reggae music--the style, sound, and instrumentation. Have books available for students to do research about reggae.