Teaching about US History and Culture with "Voices Across Time"
This virtual workshop introduces educators to the content and structure of Voices Across Time and strategies that all teachers can employ, regardless of musical ability, to teach with music. Registration required - information below.
Voices Across Time (voices.pitt.edu) is the Center for American Music’s free, online resource to help educators enrich their teaching of US history and culture by utilizing music as a primary source. The backbone of Voices Across Time is a curated selection of diverse popular songs from colonial times to the present that are rich in meaning and symbolism.
- Become familiar with the content and structure of Voices Across Time
- Interact with Voices Across Time authors as they model teaching strategies for engaging students with music
- Consider how music can augment their current curricula and begin to develop classroom activities with music
Participants who attend this session will receive 3 hours of professional development. This program is Act-48 accredited for Pennsylvania educators!
Kathryn Miller Haines is Head of the Center for American Music. An expert on American music and culture of the nineteenth century, she has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on the life and music of composer Stephen Collins Foster. She is co-author of the Voices Across Time online resource for educators, and she is co-director of an NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop, titled “The Homestead Strike and the Growth of America as an Industrial Power,” which will be held in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2022.
Music historian Christopher Lynch is Project Coordinator at the Center for American Music. His research has appeared in the Journal of the Society for American Music, Musical Quarterly, American Music, and numerous edited collections. He is a project leader on the Center’s educational resources, including the website Voices Across Time. He is an editor of Listening Across Borders: Musicology in the Global Classroom, which will be published by Routledge this summer.
Registration for this workshop is required with a fee of $25, paid by credit card or check.
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Registration for the January workshop closes at 5 p.m. ET on January 19, 2021.
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