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Up-cycling: Turning Junk into Musical Instruments From Africa to America
Up-cycling: Turning Junk into Musical Instruments From Africa to America is an interactive assembly that challenges students to use recycled materials to make folk instruments. Using the STEM engineering design model as a guide, Curtis performs on a variety of instruments made of “up-cycled” materials. Students discuss responsible green practices and how to use discarded items to create musical instruments as people have done throughout history.
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"Curtis made a history lesson come alive with music!"