Music: US History Through Sound and Meter


February 14th at Centerra Center
Open to teachers from all districts

Pre-Requisite: Essentials Exploration

How can music help your students learn history and reinforce literacy?  The Library of Congress’ growing collections of sound recordings offer opportunities to hone listening and analysis skills and connect musical expressions to historical contexts.  Join us to discover these resources, experience model classroom activities, and investigate oral and written variations of music and poetry, along with the era that produced these works. We’ll provide plenty of time for hands-on exploration.
 

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8:30 a.m.

Welcome/coffee

Sign in; Introductions

Overview of today’s program / Overview of folder

In-class assignment

Strategies:  Analysis, Questioning

 

Activity: Promoting Inquiry

Classroom

Strategies:  Analysis,  hypothesis testing, argument

 

Activity: Discovering the History in Sound and Meter

·         Group work

·         Listening and reading

Computer lab

10:45 – 10:55

10 minute break

 

Activity:  Walk through of music-related sites on the Library of Congress

Computer lab

11:30-12:00 Lunch

Credit information and day’s assignment

Classroom

Strategies:  Close Reading, Analysis, Text-dependent hypothesis testing

Activity: Music of the Reform Movements

Labor:

Women's Suffrage:

Slavery:

Anti-war:

 

 

Computer lab

1:15 – 1:25

10 minute break

Strategies:  Close Reading, Analysis, Text-dependent hypothesis testing

Activity: Community Values Reflected in Dance

Katherine Dunham on dance anthropology

Download Handout Here

Zamba
Step 1: http://www.wdl.org/en/item/2666/http://www.wdl.org/en/item/2666/#q=dance
Step 2/3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frZB0IM6q_U
Step 3: http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/6438/
STep 4: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamba_(artform)

Huayno
Step 1: http://www.wdl.org/en/item/2799/
Steps 2/3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_3AJtWb6xwhttp://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/10291/
Step 4: http://traditionscustoms.com/music-and-dance/huayno

Marzuka/Mazouk/Zouk
Step 1: http://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200003810/
Steps 2/3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLxfXUA-RVs#t=42
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JTTETl2hmY
Step 4: http://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200003844/

Computer lab

Take a break as needed

Individual Work:

·         Finding primary sources, getting help and feedback from facilitators

·         Online collection tool and activity template

Everyone complete the workshop assignment.

3:30 – 4:00

Wrap up

·         Submit assignments

·         Share ideas from Workshop Activity

·         Evaluation, Certificates

 

Music Resources:

 

Title and URL

 

The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America http://www.loc.gov/collection/songs-of-america/

 

National Jukebox http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/

 

Piegan Indian, Mountain Chief, listening to recording with ethnologist Frances Densmore http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/npco/item/93503097/

Library of Congress Presentation

Lyrical Legacy: 400 Years of American Song and Poetry http://www.loc.gov/teachers/lyrical/

Activity Ideas for Song and Poetry 

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/lyrical/ideas/

Article with the Hear, Think, Wonder worksheets

Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2014/10/use-popular-music-improve-reading-and-inspire-writing

This list includes fiction and nonfiction books, as well as books about instruments and how they are made.

Music and Musicians  

http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/booklist-titles.cfm?id=30

 

Music Division

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/awmusic8/index.html

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS in Music http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/awmusic8/special_coll.html

 

Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/art-of-theatrical-design/
 
Sections:
Setting the Stage for Opera and Ballet | American Variety and Musical Stage | The Legacy of Variety Theater | Transporting the Audience

Performing Arts Encyclopedia
http://www.loc.gov/performingarts/index.html
      

Performing Arts, Music  LIST
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category 

An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/american-ballroom/

 A Riotous Rond de Jambe  Igor Stravinsky, Serge Diaghilev
http://www.loc.gov/wiseguide/oct09/ballet.html 

http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/    Audio/Video

Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/emile-berliner/
 

 

 

Current News

New resource: Book Backdrops developed by our summer institue participants.

Calendar of Events:

Coming this Fall 2015

Transforming America: America in the Gilded Age (Date to be announced soon)

Other offerings this fall will be Essentials Exploration and a Special Topics workhop focused on WWII