Music in Arkansas: Origins
This course tracks the development of Arkansas’s rich musical heritage, beginning with the discovery of a 200 BC Hopewell panpipe and concluding as King Biscuit Time hits the airwaves in 1941 Helena. Origins explores Arkansas’s role in the development of fourteen distinct musical genres, as well as how the rich Arkansas soundscape has been influenced by shifts in culture and by Arkansas's unique geographical regions.
An educator guide and standards-alignment document is provided as a resource within this course for middle and secondary teachers who wish to use Origins in the classroom. The documentary-style segments and classroom resources have been developed with the Arkansas State Standards and the College, Career and Civic Life Framework in mind. This course meets the scheduled Arkansas history requirement as set forth in the Rules Governing Professional Development and required by Act 969 of 2013.