Welcome to 7th Grade! This year in Music we focus on five Asian countries: Japan, China, Korea, India and Russia. The students start with their summer Language Arts reading assignment, and continue their focus of Asia studied in our Social Studies Department, both in sixth grade as well as seventh. Our Art Department has the students making artwork reflecting Asia. In Music we start with the history of tea, then the class divided into groups according to a specific country. Along with music, history and instruments, we learn how traditional costuming reflects the culture, restriction of movements and the music of the people of many lands.