Listen to Gamelan Music
Inspired by Carmen Sandiego Episode 3, kids record and evaluate their observations of Gamelan musicians and music.
Discover an Indonesian Musical Tradition
Kids learn about gamela, instrumental music from Indonesia. They listen, observe, and explain their thoughts about this important tradition.
Watch on Episode 3 of the Netflix series.
Kids watch a video of gamelan music and discuss their observations.
Estimated Time: 30–45 minutes
Materials Needed: Video of people playing gamelan music
- Share with kids that gamelan is a traditional instrumental musical ensemble from
Indonesia. Tell them to pay attention to the details of what they see and hear when they watch the video.
- Show kids a video of people playing gamelan music.
- After watching the video, ask kids what they saw, what they think based on what they saw,
and what they wonder about what they observed. Encourage them to distinguish between what they actually saw or heard and what they thought, inferred, or assumed based on what they saw and heard.