NAfME Teaching with Primary Sources Curriculum Units for the 2014 Music Standards 

Music has been used to reflect on various moments in history as a form of coping and bringing hope to the interruptions and impacts of unfortunate events. At times it has been created to show empathy and capture the emotion in such events that changed our lives. This unit explores these moments from different times in the history of the United States. They include such topics as the September 11, 2001, attacks, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the history of the Underground Railroad. 

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