Saturday, May 17, 2008

Poetry Walk Remix--City

In the project "Poetry Walk (or Run) Remix" kids remix music and poetry to help walkers or runners enjoy their environment. It is based on the most downloaded podcast on iTunes, Podrunner. Kids have to select, record, and share lines of poetry about cities and nature. They then have to edit and remix these spoken lines with music (from ccmixter). It gives kids an authentic and engaging activity that helps them slow down and appreciate poetry, music, and their environment. Below is an audio sample.

Here’s an example of the finished product of the Poetry Walk Remix Project.

Poetry Lines Used:

I am the workingman, the inventor, the maker of the
world’s food and clothes. (“I am the People, the Mob” by Carl Sandburg)

Come and show me another city with lifted head singing
so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning. (“Chicago” by Carl Sandburg)

Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse.
and under his ribs the heart of the people (“Chicago” by Carl Sandburg)

This is the city and I am one of the citizens,
Whatever interests the rest interests me, politics, wars, markets, newspapers, schools. (“Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman)

Music Used:

gmz Otra_Vez_(sight_mix)

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License

See also Poetry Walk Remix-- Nature

1 comment:

Ella said...

Chris your poetry walk is VERY VERY COOL