The Center for American Music at the
University of Pittsburgh has received funding to plan for the expansion of
"Voices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Music."
Originally started in 1995, the project has produced a Teacher's Resource
Guide and companion website, five National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Summer Institutes for Teachers, and a variety of workshops and seminars at
school districts and conferences throughout the United States. The purpose of
the project is to assist educators across the K-12 spectrum to use the social
and historical messages within music, and especially song, in their curricula,
addressing standards for learning in American history and the social studies,
English/language arts, and music. More information about "Voices Across
Time" is available at http://www.library.pitt.edu/voicesacrosstime/.
The next step is to create a focus group of
teachers to provide ideas for additional content that will address
multi-cultural perspectives, current educational approaches, and technical
delivery. Focus group members will include teachers who represent varied
regions, school settings, and instructional approaches to a range of subject
areas and grade levels germane to the focus of the Guide. No particular
background in music is required, though an interest in teaching with music is
expected. Compensation will be provided.
For additional information and to download
an application, visit: