Each student was asked to write about any instrument.
The students were also asked to tell about three different contexts that they might hear the instrument that they chose to write about. This allowed them to identify the diversified roles a musician plays in a culture.
The class viewed videos of three cultures and how these cultures used music in life events. The examples viewed were a funeral in New Orleans, a wedding in India and klezmer music in Israel. Each student was asked to discuss “What big events of your life had music?”, and bring a photo or drawing of that event.