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The following videos will be used as we try to develop our own 'critical thinking' skills when it comes to the subject of music. Most of the 'talks' listed will be of personal choice; however, there will also be a few 'talks' that will be required listening along with participation in class discussion.
Keep in mind, as in life, not all Ted talks are of any proper moral or wise value. This truly shows the importance of developing a proper critical thinking skill of mentality, not simply following an interesting or 'fun' speaker.
In their search box, type in the any of the short videos titles that you, as a class, have expressed interest.
Using your WSQ sheet: a) watch the video b) write a summary of what you have seen/heard c) using your critical thinking skill, write at least one question that you have come up with as you have watched this 'interesting' video.
Choose from this list of videos that you have chosen as a class to have the most interesting title: 9/11/2017 A Choir as Big as the Internet (see handout information on Lx Aurumque) 4-6 minutes The Enchanting Music of Sign Language - 14:00 How I Found Myself Through Music 9:19 Everything You Hear on Film is a Lie - 16:33 A Musical Escape Into a World of Light and Color - 11:32 The Orchestra in My Mouth - 14:04