Exploring America's Musical Heritage DVD
Providing the "rest of the story, this series by Dr. Carol Reynolds (music professor from the Discovering Music series) will add depth to your U.S. History study. Within the context of a chronological examination of America's musical heritage, Professor Carol expertly weaves art, literature, and cultural studies. The two DVDs cover eight units: Regionalism, Legacy, and Preservation (an overview); Contrasting Traditions of the Puritans and Moravians (1620-1760); America's Founders and Their Arts (1700-1800); Architecture, Soundscapes, and New Directions (1780-1850); The Arts Shaped by Conflict (1820-1865); Americans on the Move (1810-1880); Native America Revisited; Immigration and American Theater (1850-1920); and Exploring the New and Preserving the Old (1900-1960). Professionally produced videos incorporate biographical sketches, anecdotal information, video clips of musical performances, historical segments, and artwork. Professor Carol also provides introductory and connecting information in a one-room schoolhouse setting. Supplementary articles, interviews and notes are available at www.exploringheritage.com. 4 hours running time ~ Janice
Professor Carol takes you across the country with 38 friends and specialists to look at America's history through the lens of the Fine Arts and to discover just how rich and vibrant America's past really was.
Exploring America's Musical Heritage is a 4-hour DVD program that takes you across America to experience and learn about our history and art.
From Puritans and Native Americans; through the founders and pioneers; to the immigrants of Ellis Island and today's newcomers, Americans have used music, paintings, poetry, dance and architecture to express the essence of life in America.