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Music teachers often speak of a disconnect with regard to other content areas. Many aspire to have music, art, and movement included in all areas of learning, but they’re not sure how to get things started. Truth is, it’s as easy as 1,2,3. 1. Make friends 2. Work as a Team 3. Share Make friends [...]


The concept of teaching across the curriculum has been gaining a lot of attention. Simply put, the goal is to align and articulate standards from several subjects within a single lesson. Admittedly, it’s no easy task. But when executed effectively, students get to see how different subjects apply to all aspects of their lives. Teaching across [...]

D-Day commemorates June 6, 1944, when Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. This was a time when a majority of the world’s nations were engaged in what was labeled as the deadliest conflict in human history. Minor Music takes a look back at the music of 1944. These are [...]

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On Dec. 8, 1941 United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress and the nation, in response to the “sudden and deliberate” attack of the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In this three-page, typewritten, hand-edited speech, FDR delivered the now famous declaration of war against [...]