"This section was mostly very exciting. It closed a clear line of how dance has progressed through the ages, but more specifically how the zeitgeist is reflected in dance. The section on 9/11 reminded me of how young my students are and their…"
"My parents tell me about this era, but it's something that my students would only get from their grandparents. We've entered an age of ever accelerating change. The most shocking thing to me was the government funding these new dances in light of…"
I read "Integrating Music in History Education" by Dr. Cameron White. The introduction states the problem that history education is too focused on simply presenting students with facts in a bland,…"
"Some aspects of this era seems so familiar, yet other aspects are so far removed. It's especially interesting to see how the rate of change increases so much. I feel like this part of American history was only somewhat accessible to me as a student…"
"This is one of my favorite eras in relation to dance. It is certainly in the hands (or rather the feet) of the common folk. I think it's an era that seems within grasp, not so distant as Renaissance and the like. I wonder how authentic Jump Jim Joe…"
""March to Georgia" is my kind of dancing. I definitely want to make it a part of my lessons, probably as direct instruction then later as a brain break. The community based dance fits in well with the rise of the middle class as a force of change.…"
"I finally feel like I know what I'm doing in these dances. It's exciting to see how through time these dances are more accessible to the common people. The waltz is something that I think is suitable for all ages and is still relevant today. The…"
"One of the things I like most about history is that some eras seem so weird until I learn about what happened just before that era. To me, the Renaissance always made sense because it seemed a fairly direct progression out of the "dark ages." The…"
"Hi, I'm Matt Spence. I just finished my first year as a real teacher. I taught fifth grade at Rilke German immersion school. Next year I'll still be at Rilke, but in the middle school. I'm taking this class because I love music and dance, and I hope…"