Peace Tracks: A Cross-Cultural, Collaborative, Digital Music and Video Project for Youth

Peace Hand Gesture

Spring Session Dates: TBA

Ages: 14-18

With guidance from professional musicians, young people ages 14-18 will form bands with overseas counterparts to write and produce an original song and music videos that will be livestreamed in a culminating concert.

 

Participants in Peace Tracks will gain vital experience communicating, collaborating and creating with young people from another world region –– and make unforgettable personal connections.

 

All skill levels are welcome and no music, songwriting, or editing background or instruments are needed –– just an openness, hunger for a creative experience and internet access for a couple of hours each week.

 

Students will:

  • Collaboratively write an original song with peers from around the world

  • Collaboratively create a music video for their original song

  • Participate in weekly asynchronous programming with additional Zoom meetings with their peers from around the world

  • Learn the critical competencies of global citizenship

  • Explore and study the world

  • Gain knowledge of global issues

  • Learn to communicate ideas thoughtfully and responsibly

  • Understand and respect the perspectives of other cultures

  • Collaborate creatively across cultures

  • Create the change they want to see in the world

 

For more information contact: sandra@pluggedinband.org.

 

Peace Tracks is a collaborative project between Plugged In and MapWorks Learning.

 

Current Peace Tracks session partners: 

Beirut, Lebanon – The Onomatopoeia Music Hub

The Onomatopoeia Music Hub is a Lebanese nonprofit that views music as a tool and language that can be used for the molding of a better society. In addition to contributing to the development of musical skills and culture, Onomatopoeia encourages young people to participate in music-related humanitarian projects. 

 

Kazakhstan – Nurorda Lyceum

Nurorda Lyceum is a middle/high school with a mission to form a global community that embodies human values, promotes healthy living, constantly improves itself, and is able to solve any problem optimally, by identifying and developing the special abilities of students.

 

Kazakhstan – Spectrum International School

Spectrum International School is an international school with students in grades 1 through 12. Spectrum International School delivers the highest standard of education in Kazakhstan for local and foreign citizens. Their mission is to bring up knowledgeable and well-mannered young people who can contribute peace to the world through mutual understanding and respect. This is achieved in a friendly family atmosphere that nurtures a community feeling where the emotional, physical, creative, and intellectual needs of all children will be met within an international environment. 

 

Uganda – Galaxy International School of Uganda

Galaxy International School of Uganda is a co-educational school that provides international education to students between 2.5 and 19 years of age. From Kindergarten to Year 13 students are taught using student-centered methods with an emphasis on development of the whole person. Their mission is to offer a contemporary approach to academic and holistic education, supported by modern technology in an environment conducive to learning.

 

Chicago, Illinois – Lindblom Math & Science Academy

Lindblom Math & Science Academy is one of nine selective-enrollment high schools in the Chicago Public Schools system and draws from all areas of the city. Their mission is to be an inclusive, challenging, and supportive community that empowers students to become compassionate leaders who understand, engage, and impact the world.

 

Moldova – Heritage International School

Heritage International School is an all-through international school, founded on the belief that children have the right to an education, which will develop and engage each child’s critical thinking, emotional intelligence, resilience, wisdom and self-expression, preparing such children to make meaningful contributions to the world, to become future leaders and confident global citizens in their local and global societies.