Here is a selection of online resources for educators, students, scholars and lovers of American song.
Annenberg Learner uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers.
Encompassing the earliest folk traditions to present-day popular music, the new Timeline of African American Music is a detailed view of the evolution of African American musical genres that span the past 400 years. This exploration of African American musical traditions reveals the unique characteristics of each genre and style, while offering in-depth studies of pioneering musicians who created some of America’s most timeless artistic expressions.
Presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for the Humanities, EDSITEment offers high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
Innovative, thought-provoking classical music content on PBS television, the radio, the web, and through an education program, a national model for classroom arts integration for K-12 teachers. Brought to you by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony.
The 2-CD set of audiophile-quality recordings tells the history of “The Star-Spangled Banner” from broadside ballad to national anthem. Brought to you by the Star Spangled Music Foundation, in honor of the anthem’s 200th birthday in 2014.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. The Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all fifty states, including a website that features more than 60,000 unique historical documents in the Gilder Lehrman Collection. Each year the Institute offers support and resources to tens of thousands of teachers, and through them enhances the education of more than a million students. The Institute’s programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Organization of American Historians.