2011 Agenda

Below is the preliminary agenda for the 2011 NEH Summer Institute for Teachers: Voices Across Time. Please keep in mind all scheduled events are subject to change.

Week One: June 27-July 1

Moving

Along

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thur

Fri

9:00

-

9:45

Prelude/ Musical Auto-

biographies (4)

 

 

 

 

 

Field Trip:  Rivers of Steel Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch and afternoon at

Bulgarian-Macedonian Club

 

 

Prelude/ Musical Auto-

biographies (4)

Prelude/ Musical Auto-

biographies (4)

Prelude/ Musical Auto-

biographies (5)

 

9:45

-

10:30

 

 

Introductions

 

John Koegel:

German and Latin American Immigration

 

 

Alan Jabbour

 

“Homemade American Music”

 

 

Teaching Strategies

Activity:

Soundtracks of Our Lives

 

Deane Root:

Overview of “Voices Across Time”

10:30

10:45

Break

Break

Break 

Break

 

10:45

11:30

 

Introduction and explanation of
Final Project

 

Koegel (continued)

 

Jabbour (continued)

 

Teaching Strategies (continued)

Mark Albright Song activity

 

11:30

12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:30

-

1:10

 

Demo of VAT website

 

Koegel (continued)

 

 

Jabbour (continued)

Song Style Grid: The Message in Musical Style

 

 

 

1:10

-

2:30

 

 

Guided Tour of University Campus/ Tour of Music Library

 

Musical Auto-

biographies (4)

 

Musical Auto-

biographies (4)

2:30

2:45

Break

Break

Break

2:45

3:15

 

Coda

 

Coda

Musical Autogbiographies (5)

3:15

-

4:30

 

 

Research/

Library

 

Research/

Library

 

Research/

Library

Week 2: July 5-8

Work

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thur

Fri

9:00

-

9:45

 

 

Holiday

Prelude

(Song

Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

 

9:45

-

10:30

 

 

 

Timothy Lynch:

Strike Songs of the Depression

 

Scott Sandage:

American Industrialization

 

Norm Cohen:

Songs of the Railroad

 

 

Group discussion: teaching about current and local work/labor issues

10:30

10:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

 

10:45

11:30

 

Lynch (continued)

 

 

Sandage (continued)

 

Cohen (continued)

Group Discussion (continued)

11:30

12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:30

-

2:00

 

Teaching Strategies: I Can Hear It Now, with "Which Side Are You On?"

 

Song Analysis: Introducing Graphic Organizers

 

I've Been Working on the Railroad: John Henry, Casey Jones, and others

Compare/Contrast current and historic labor songs

2:00

2:15

Break

Break

Break

Break

2:15

3:15

 

 (Song Activities)

 

"Song of the Shirt"  

 

 

 

Railroad songs (contnued)

Institute Project Group Meetings

3:15

3:30

 

Coda

 

Coda

 

Coda

Coda

3:30

-

5:00

 

Research/ Library

 

Research/ Library

 

Research/ Library

Research/Library

Week 3: July 11-15

War & Peace

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Fri

9:00

-

9:45

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude (Song Activities)

 

 

 

 

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

 

9:45

- 10:30

 

 

Field Trip: Fort Pitt Museum

The French & Indian War

 

David & Ginger Hildebrand: songs of the War of 1812

 

Scott Sandage: World Wars

 

Alexander Bloom: The Cultural Impact of the Vietnam Experience

 

Teaching Strategies: The Story Behind

the Song

10:30 – 10:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:45 – 11:30

 

 

Revolutionary War

 

 

Hildebrand (continued)
Sandage (continued)

 

 

Bloom (continued)

 

 

Teaching Strategies (continued)

11:30 – 12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:30

-

2:00

 

Song Activity: “Free Amerikay”

 

 

Song Activity

Songs of Protest: "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier"

 

 

Song Analysis:  “Fixin’ to Die Rag”

 

 

 

Root:

Music and Patriotism: What is a national anthem?

 

2:00

-

2:15

Break

Break

Break

 Break

Break

2:15

-

3:15

 

Institute Project Meetings

 

Song Activity

 

Institute Project Meetings

 

“Alice’s Restaurant”

 

 Research/ Library

3:15

3:30

Coda

Coda

Coda

Coda

3:30

-

5:00

 

Research/ Library

 

Research/ Library

 

Research/ Library

Group Lesson Plan Meeting (4:00)

Week 4 :July 18 - July 22

United/

Divided

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Fri

Lesson Plan Draft Due

9:00

-

9:45

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

9:45

-

10:30

 

John Howland:

The Harlem Renaissance

 

 

 

Music in the Home: Music Dissemination from Wax Cylinders to the iPod

 

Susan Cook: Ballads as Social Documentaries

 

 

 

Field Trip:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

 

 

Teaching Strategies

 

10:30

10:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:45

-

11:30

 

Howland (continued)

 

 

Dissemination (continued)

 

Cook (continued)

 

 

Strategies (continued)

11:30

12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:30

-

2:00

 

 

Song Activity: “What Did I Do To Be So Black and Blue?”

 

 

Garrett Haines:

Recent Music Dissemination

s

Group Activity: Cook

 

 

Song Analysis

 

2:00

2:15

Break

Break

Break

Break

2:15

3:15

 

“Strange Fruit”

 

 Institute Project Meetings

Institute Project Presentations

Institute Project Presentations  

 

3:15

3:30

Coda

 Coda

Coda

Coda

3:30

-

5:00

 

Research/ Library

 

Research/ Library

 

Research/ Library

 

Research/ Library

 

Week 5: July 25 - 29

Home

 

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Fri

9:00

-

9:45

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

(Song Activities)

Prelude

 

9:45

-

10:30

 

 

 

Ken Emerson: The Music of the Brill Building  

 

Barbara Tischler:

Music and Civil Rights

 

 

 

 

Dale Cockrell:

Little House Music

 

 

 

Hip Hop: Distance Learning (Rock Hall)

 

 

 

 

 

 Institute Project Presentations

10:30

10:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:45

11:30

 

Emerson(continued)

 

 

Tischler (continued)

 

Cockrell (continued)

 

Hip Hop (continued)

 

Evaluations

11:30

12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:30

-

2:00

 

Song Analysis

 

Song Analysis

 

 

Song Analysis:

“Home on the Range”

 

 

Song Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

Final Song Activity

2:00

2:15

Break

Break

Break

Break

2:15

-

3:45

 

Institute Project Presentations

 

Institute Project Presentations

 

Institute Project Presentations

 

Institute Project Presentations

3:45

-

4:00

 

Coda

 

Coda

 

Coda

 

Coda

 

Departure

4:00

-

5:00

 

Research/ Library

 

Research/ Library

 

Research/ Library

 

Closing Dinner

NEH Summer Institute for Teachers:

2011 Application

     Letter to Applicants

     NEH Guidelines

2011 Agenda

Frequently Asked Questions:

     Acceptance

     Housing

     Travel

    Stipend

2011 Press Release

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