Using Music as a Critic Primary Source in Inquiry-Based Lessons and Units

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Wednesday, Sturbridge, 9:30–11:30

Using Music as a Critic Primary Source in Inquiry-Based Lessons and Units

Stephen Armstrong, Connecticut Department of Education, South Windsor, CT 06074

During this session participants analyze ways that music can be a critical element of the U.S. history classroom. We analyze various ways that music can be integrated into U.S. history units; we stress that music should be treated as seriously as any other primary source that we encourage students to use. We analyze how music can be infused into units and inquiry activities on the 1920s, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1880s, and post-9/11 America. No previous knowledge of the music of any of these eras is necessary to participate in this workshop.

Target Audience: Middle School, High School, College/University, Teacher Training/Certification

Strand Identification: U.S. History, The Arts, Diversity Issues