Iceberg Concept of Culture- I use this for so many activities in class. Primarily, I use it for students to analyze elements of culture found in literature, movies, and art. It helps them seem deeper than the surface levels of culture.
By integrating music into your classroom, you are introducing a new take on that subject. Music is relating and filled with emotion. When learning about a new culture, why not show your students the music, activities, and customs of that culture. Students need to be given an opportunity to see that a culture is just another group of people, just like them. Not a definition to remember on a multiple choice exam.