저자: John Albert Landry, Randall Imel, Ned Simmons, Paul McIlhenny ISBN: 094332713X
Possibly the ultimate enhancement to any ESL, American history or social studies class is offered here. Well-researched history is interwoven with popular culture in these fifteen episodes. Immigrants, railroad workers, political activists, diplomats, industrialists and environmentalists people the stories. "Historical spotlights" shine on a cowboy as he runs into trouble on the Old Chisholm Trail. Darling Clementine and Sweet Betsy From Pike live the adventures of their songs.
Students will read the stories, recite the poetry, follow the maps and sing the songs from the book. A great variety of exercises reinforces vocabulary and provides opportunities for conversation, reading and writing. The music they will learn is part of America's most enduring repertoire. Also available is a separate audio cassette, 'AMERICANA Historical Spotlights in Song' (ISBN 0-943327-14-8),or as a set, one each, (ISBN 0-943327-15-6). With it, students may sing along, accompanying an excellent folk-singing group