lesson:

World War II and the Shrinking of the Ensemble

How did wartime restrictions and other factors cause popular music ensembles to shrink in size during the 1940s, helping to set the stage for the small “combos” of Rock and Roll?

lesson:

Music and Community in New Orleans

How is music embedded into the cultural fabric of New Orleans, and how might it help reinforce a sense of community in the city?

lesson:

100 Years of Dance

Why might people dance, and how have dance trends changed in America since the 1920s?