Songs that Tell the American Story

CultureALL Ambassador Frank Strong takes students on a geographical and historical journey around the United States through traditional folk music that tells the American story.

Workshop Description

Music has always played a key role in telling the American story.  Professional musician Frank Strong provides an overview of U.S. history and geography through its popular folk songs.  Students will hear songs that reflect the political, racial, social, and vocational aspects of American life, and learn about their origins and meanings Many sing-a-long songs are included.

Using the railroad as the backdrop of his narrative, helping students understand how mechanical engineering and the progress of the railroad influenced the development of our country.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Frank Strong
Region/Culture North America - Americana
Subject(s) Social Studies, History, Music, Science
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min