"I loved analyzing the spirituals. Spirituals are some of the most powerful literature that exists, and oftentimes the most beautiful to listen to. It can be a touchy subject (especially at the elementary level), but so worth delving into. Luckily,…"
"I really enjoyed doing the circle dances. They are much simpler and more communal than the Baroque dances. They remind me a lot of Jewish folk dances in some ways (a hobby I used to partake in during my 20's). I particularly liked Elizabeth's tips…"
"I really enjoyed doing the magazine reflection. Even though I read magazines all the time (a guilty vice), I have never analyzed them in that way. The magazines were stunningly biased in terms of gender, race, economics. The values were very…"
"My name is Gabrielle Whitfield and I taught high school orchestra for 9 years in ASD. Last year was my first year as a classroom music teacher at Northwood Elementary. I am interested in this class because I wanted to increase my knowledge of good…"
"A practical model for the design of school programs/concerts is to "make the audience leave wanting more." That is how I felt at the end of the afternoon. We heard the interview of Bob Ledbetter, I would have enjoyed the comparison of a few more. …"
"The waltz is fun but scary - the many stylistic and socially inflicted guidelines are imposing, even choosing a dance partner is a daunting! Despite all, the dance itself is elegant, graceful and delightful. By contrast, the reel has few…"
"Comparing works of art and clothing from different regions is a great way to illustrate the significance of the different environments on the lifestyles of the indigenous people. I love the activity of the students describing the photos and coming…"
"My name is John Cleveland and I am the Band Teacher at Gruening Middle School. I took this class to enhance my teaching skills as a band director and for teacher recertification credits. I hope to gain historical knowledge and ways to implement…"
"Bobby Horton's two versions of "Battle Cry of Freedom" was interesting in that the Union version was more upbeat and triumphal, while the Confederate version was more somber with a slower tempo. I was not aware of the origin of the Cake Walk. …"
"Hi! My name is Bonnie Palach. I was born in Sandstone, MN, but moved to Alaska with my family in 1965. I love living and teaching here. I teach at the Newcomers' Center which is part of ASD and located at Wendler Middle School. I was a tutor…"
"I was very interested in the fact that the Baroque era overlapped with the Colonial/Revolutionary period in America. As the colonies were founded, European composers like Handel, Purcell, and Telemann were very busy composing. The Jefferson and…"