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Background of Rainsticks?

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Mark Alexander (Alexander)mamjam)
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 21:41:11 -0500

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Rainsticks sound (ha!) like a lot of fun! I'm not familiar with them,
except for the modern ones I've seen (heard) in gift shops and toy stores.

I've been following the suggestions for how to make them with great
interest. I like the nails idea, but at what level can students easily
drive nails into the sides of round tubes? Do you predrill the holes?

I need help with how to design this project into a lesson. I wonder if any
of you would mind sharing your knowledge of the cultural and historical
significance of rainsticks? Do they originate in Asia, South America,
and/or Africa? Are there any resources you might suggest? How have you
presented these to your classes?

I guess I ask a lot of questions! Thanks in advance for your responses.

Mark Alexander

Lee H. Kellogg School
Falls Village, CT 06031


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