Sara Caracheo

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VanNest, Sharon

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B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

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Department of Literacy and Elementary Education


American History Through Music is a compilation of American folk songs and brief historical summaries dating from this country's inception to the early 1988's. It is designed to be used educationally in various ways. It could be used as a supplement to American history as each time period is studied. It would also be useful as a review of American history at the end of a year's study, Finally, it could be modified to serue as a musical production for performance before an audience. There are eight time periods included: Colonial Times, The American Revolution, The Nation Grows, Westward Expansion, Differing Ways of Life, The Civil War, The Cowboy Era, and Great Immigration. These time periods and the music would be altered to suit the needs of each particular classroom setting. There is also a cassette tape of the fifth grade at Clay Elementary School in Woodstoclc, IL performing the songs.


Includes bibliographical references.||Video not included.||Some text and music rendered incorrectly.


9 pages, 25 unnumbered pages




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