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Heroes of American Music

Alexion Toolkit for Interdisciplinary Learning

American History and Heroes of American music combine in this arts-integration toolkit!  Great for history class or the music room! The Toolkit provides Common Core-aligned resources that develop critical music listening skills, promote civic engagement, and guide conversations on resiliency as you learn more about the obstacles that our Heroes have overcome.

Heroes of American Music (and they all have a CT connection!)

  • Marian Anderson
  • Charles Ives
  • Aaron Copland
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Chris and Dave Brubeck
  • George Gershwin

Components of the Toolkit:

  • Classroom posters – one for each Hero of American Music
  • CD containing music by the heroes
  • Curated YouTube links to explore the Heroes’ lives and music
  • Curriculum units on each Hero of American Music
  • A visit from an NHSO musician at your school

Interested in the Alexion Toolkit for Interdisciplinary Learning?
Contact the Education Department

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