Culturally Responsive Teaching Using World Music Pedagogy and Orff Schulwerk

November 25, 2019 / By: Emilie L. Hackbarth

This curriculum project seeks to create a culturally responsive curriculum that reflects three primary geographic regions reflective of the current student population at Wilshire Park Elementary: Tibet, Ethiopia and Somalia. In addition to culturally responsive teaching (CRT), teaching approaches that guide this project include World Music Pedagogy and Orff Schulwerk. This project explores how these pedagogical practices can be used in tandem to help students achieve cultural competence while also being culturally responsive. This curriculum project concludes with lesson plans that align with the goals of CRT, World Music Pedagogy, and Orff Schulwerk as well as a conclusion on the impacts of implementing a culturally responsive curriculum with elementary students.