Developed with the Music
Educators National Conference
The Mississippi: River of Song presents rich opportunities for teachers and students of all ages and across many disciplines. In addition to the TV and radio programs, companion materials will provide access to a wealth of additional music selections, interviews, images, commentary and links to related resources. These include a companion book from St. Martin's Press, a 2-CD set from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and a teachers guide developed by the MENC, the Music Educators National Conference.
Teachers are allowed to tape the TV series off-air for one year and the full teachers guide will be available to at no cost through this website beginning in November 1998.
The teachers guide has been developed by music educators in collaboration with educators representing other disciplines, including social studies and geography. The guide will emphasize cross-disciplinary teaching opportunities through which students can explore:
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