Step 1: Explore the interactive brain map and have students answer the following questions: how many lobes are in the brain and what are their names and functions? Which part of the brain governs your senses? How do the lobes work as a system to process information? How is this showcased in cases of synesthesia?
Step 2: Using the piece “Hello/Lacrimosa” from the Piano Guys, have students create a random list of images that comes to mind as they listen to the piece. Listen to the piece again and label where each image appears during the piece (beginning, middle or end). Then, have students select a color or shape that would depict that image. For example, “red and rectangle” for a wagon
Step 3: Students create a work of art based on the musical piece that mapped out. It should contain colors, shapes, textures and lines that lead the viewer through the piece of music and connects the whole piece into one visual experience.
Step 4: Students present their work by showing their piece and identifying only the list of images that came to mind when originally listening to the piece. Students will peer-assess each other’s work.