From Ragtime to Rock is the educational DVD from award-winning author, historian, and educator Daniel Glass. This 2-disc package walks you and your students through 100 years of music evolution, covering the end of the Civil War (1865) to the dawn of the British Invasion (1965). The 90-minute "Ragtime to Rock" film can be shown in a single setting, or divided into 14 stand-alone units, offering educators a flexible way to customize and strengthen any existing curriculum. From Ragtime to Rock includes a 69-page Educator Guide that incorporates reproducible student activity sheets, perfect for planning classes or preparing meaningful substitute teacher lessons. Offer your students a deeper connection to the music they listen to today. As author Daniel Glass quotes, "You don't know where you're going until you know where you've been"
"Your video saved my life! I was handed a last-minute General Music class in August... This is how I realized how valuable the teacher resource kit was." ---Kathleen S. Robinson, Director of Music, Beck Academy.
"This DVD covers all the bases with current educational trends: relevancy, pacing and a multi-disciplinary (a.k.a. cross-curricular) approach that meets many core standards." ---Sue Jehl, Summit Middle School.
"[From Ragtime to Rock]. . . incredibly thorough and engaging! An invaluable resource to those individuals who would like to enhance their awareness of American popular music." ---Steve Rucker, Director of Drum Set Studies, University of Miami.
"Daniel has pulled together the history in a very clear and understandable way. It inspired an appreciation in my students for what came before and for those who evolved American popular music [From Ragtime to Rock]." ---Henrique DeAlmeida, Berklee College of Music Professor.
*Each unit includes an in-depth teacher's guide and reproducible student activity sheets.
*Designed to help students make connections between traditional styles of music and the rock and pop of today.
*Incorporates eight high-energy live performances from an all-star band featuring members of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, the Michael Buble band and Conan O'Brien's house band.
*Reveals how the evolution of American Popular Music was intimately intertwined with historical, economic, and sociological events such as Segregation, Prohibition, Immigration, the Great Depression, World War II, etc.
*Aligns to a number of core standards as dictated by the following organizations: National Coalition for Core Arts (NCfCA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
From Ragtime to Rock covers the following key musical eras: Brass Bands/March Music, Ragtime, Early Jazz (New Orleans), Blues and Blues Singers, Chicago Jazz (a.k.a. Dixieland), Great American Songbook, Big Band Swing, Bebop Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Country/Rockabilly, Early Rock'n'Roll, The British Invasion.
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