The Arts

By Elaine Truitt on Thu, 9/3/2009 at 8:04 pm
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Elaine Truitt
Band Director, College Station ISD

I am a band director and would like to be able to use this technology in my classroom. My dilemma is that there is not very much material for my subject area. It is very frustrating because I know A&E, PBS, etc. prodcast concerts, biographies of muscial figures and other educational materials that are relevant to music, but as far as I can tell they are not represented in this collection. Why is this? And what can I do to encourage the addition of media specifically for the Arts?

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Lori Griffin
Executive Editor, SAFARI Montage

You have just done it! Thanks for the feedback. When we initially designed the Core Content packages we were focused on the core curriculum. We have since heard that teachers of all subjects are excited about SAFARI Montage. We are now actively adding content in other areas, including music and art, to new packages. For example, we have added over 1,000 free images of famous paintings (Paintings By The Masters) and are releasing a 9-12 Expansion package this fall that includes Ken Burns' Jazz and Broadway: American Musical from PBS among other titles. If there are specific programs you are interested in, or recommend that we add to SAFARI Montage, we would love to hear about them.
Thanks again!