Thursday, July 9, 2009

Arts Edge - Podcasts and Lesson Plans

Arts Edge, produced by the Kennedy Center, is a collection of podcasts, lesson plans, and links for teaching music and culture. The podcast directory is where you will find an eclectic collection of podcasts featuring music ranging from Jazz in DC to Music from China. The "Teach" section of Arts Edge is a good place to find lesson plans for teaching music and culture. As a teacher of US History, the lesson on Civil War music caught my attention.

Applications for Education
You don't have to be a music teacher to take advantage of the offerings from Arts Edge. Anyone, like Literature or History teachers, that needs to incorporate lessons on culture and or music can use the podcasts and lessons offered by Arts Edge.