Understanding U.S. and Mississippi History through Music

The purpose of this plan is to help teachers bring to their students the educational power of music and to:

  • appreciate some of the key themes/issues characterizing American life from the 1950s to today,
  • explore the idea of music as a factor in shaping as well as reflecting cultural beliefs and practices, and
  • show how cultural beliefs and practices have changed since the 1950s


Teachers may follow the links below to access curriculum materials for specific Mississippi musicians.