America’s Soundtrack: Creating Music Inspired US History Lessons


Michael DeMario

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Enroll at any time.
  • You can complete your courses as fast as necessary but generally completion is within 4 to 5 months.
  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree if registering for credit.

From YouTube to Ipods -- today's student is surrounded by music. Our country's history can be traced through popular music of the times. Why not use this media to motivate student learning? Popular American music has often reflected the political and social climate of its era. Participants in this course will explore, examine, and "rock out" to some of the music that tells the American story. From Civil War music to modern day rap and pop music -- participants will create classroom ready lessons to motivate the 21st Century learner, aligned to the common core. This course is appropriate for K-12 history and ELA educators.


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