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Learn American Music History

Explore the history of American music and the cultural history of the United States in this innovative course that weaves together music and history. Build a timeline of American music in the context of major historical events.

Our American Music History course is an 18-lesson online class reviewing the history of American music. Students will learn about the history of American roots music. Each lesson explores a different type of music with short video lectures, music, storytelling, geography, and history. Your student will learn to recognize different genres and understand the important contributions to American culture from diverse pioneers throughout history. Each lesson inspires critical thinking, cultural understanding, and appreciation for music.

The course is appropriate for students in 7th-12th grade with a general knowledge of U.S. history and an interest in music. If this is your student, our American Music History course will inspire them to see and hear the world differently and understand the origins of American music and culture.  

Your student will explore the history of American music including blues, jazz, rock and roll, soul, country, rap, punk, and more as we build a timeline of American Music.

Our course is beautifully designed on the Canvas platform and aligns with UC A-G California State Standards for visual and performing arts and the ethnic studies model curriculum.

For the 2022-2023 school year, the price is $195 for our signature semester course!

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