Professional Learning for Educators: Sing to Freedom – Music & Stories of the Underground Railroad
Professional Development Workshop for teachers of grades 3–8 • Presented by Reggie Harris, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
This hands-on, classroom-ready historical and musical workshop on the Underground Railroad gives teachers valuable tools for building the knowledge base of students through effective art-based curriculum-connected lessons designed to open classroom study to a more vibrant exploration of history, music and language. Copies of the highly-praised CD “Steal Away,” and an extensive teaching guide are included. The workshop explores the history of the Antebellum time period in America and provides information and context on how music and culture have been instrumental throughout history. Learning to sing, write, and update “code songs” based on historical words and phrases along with contemporary composition brings together both the musical and historical material contained in the workshop.