Whether you teach social studies, music, English language arts, or all of the above, music can be a powerful tool to engage students in your content area. The purpose of the For Educators section of BalladofAmerica.org is to inspire you and provide you with the know-how and resources to include music in your toolkit. You don't need any special music knowledge or skills.
- includes ready-to-use Audio Investigation Slides for distance learning or classroom use, recommendations, vocabulary, and additional resources to help you teach with our free resource "The Story of the United States in 12 Songs"
- the main content area of BalladofAmerica.org features informative articles about music, browsable by historical era, topic, and genre
- printable worksheets with response prompts that guide students in analyzing songs as primary sources