Explore American history through its music. Each unit in this curriculum set encompasses a complete learning experience and may be taught sequentially or independently. This curriculum uses vocal performance as a key application component and may easily be adapted for use by instrumental ensembles, general music courses without performance components, or non-traditional courses or ensembles.
Each unit includes:
-Authentic Performance Assessment(s)
-Detailed Daily Lesson plans
“Red, White and Blues: Uncovering the True Origins of Rock and Roll” leads students backward in Rock and Roll history, from modern day rap and popular music to Jazz, Blues, Spirituals and Work Songs.
“Colors of a Nation: Discovering Multicultural Music within America‟s Borders”, is designed to raise awareness of and cultural sensitivity for the vast diversity of the music found in students‟ own communities through a focus on music as cultural identity.
“Stand Up: Uncovering Political Themes in American Music”, focuses meaningful thought and discussion on the use of music as a form of social or political protest.
“The Oscar Goes To”, is designed to help students understand the process of film scoring, explore careers in music, and become educated consumers of film.