Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Michigan Dept. of Education ArtsEdNews: 'Black History & Classical Music Links for Nov. 5, 2010'

[African American Civil War Memorial & Museum, Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)]

Weekly Black History & Classical Music Links

Last year a curriculum consultant for an Intermediate School District (ISD) told us that some teachers who were using AfriClassical and AfriClassical.com had requested links on a regular schedule. We experimented with sending Black History & Classical Music Links to the ISD, which relayed them to its local school districts. The Links proved popular, and are now being distributed once a week. This year State and Provincial Departments of Education, ISDs, Parochial School Districts and Private Schools are also invited to request the Black History & Classical Music Links by email to wzick@ameritech.net.

Yesterday the Michigan Department of Education announced the Links via a Listserv, ArtsEdNews, to school districts throughout the state. A copy of the Links dated Nov. 5, 2010 was attached. The current issue is 2 pages long. A title, a photo and a URL are provided for each post:

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