Singing a Song of Community

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Focus Question 

How can our artistic voice be used to make communities stronger? 

Unit Overview 

The book When Marian Sang inspires listeners about Marian Anderson's historic performance at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 and  her struggles as an African American artist. Students learn through experience how the concept of serial reciprocity influences the common good.

Service Experience 
Art from the heart: Celebrate students artistic talents and find a way to share these talents with others. Follow your students’ voices to find an organization or group of people who would appreciate a poem, greeting card, or homemade piece of art to brighten their day or let them know someone cares. This may be soldiers, veterans, elderly people in a retirement home, or a local child with a serious illness.
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