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COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM

SCHOOL AND TEACHER PROGRAMS

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2016 – 2017

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM SCHOOL AND TEACHER PROGRAMS provide many opportunities for dynamic, interdisciplinary experiences that support curriculum standards in core subject areas. Programs for every grade level are designed to meet classroom needs through engaging, hands-on learning. Standards-based lesson materials and the DIGITAL RESOURCE PORTAL , loaded with primary sources, make incorporating the rich legacy of country music history and culture into your classroom easy and fun.

FREE TO LOW-COST. SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE.

Space is limited. Schedule now.


Exp erien c e Guided Highlights Tour

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Words & Music

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Making Waves at Historic RCA Studio B

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Dazzling Designs

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Is It a Fiddle or a Violin?

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String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

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Student Performances

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All Access

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First Amendment Center: Freedom Sings

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First Amendment Center: Music Matters: Songs That Shaped America

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Exp lore Limited Run Exhibitions

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Sing Me Back Home: Folk Roots to the Present

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ACM Gallery and Dinah and Fred Gretsch Family Gallery

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Hall of Fame Rotunda

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Te ac h Instrument Trunks

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Distance Learning

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Digital Resources

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Teacher Programs

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Plan Frequently Asked Questions

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Pricing

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Contact Information

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GUIDED HIGHLIGHTS TOUR TRAVEL IN TIME from country music’s folk roots and the dawn of radio to contemporary country and the age of the digital download. Students journey through the museum with a trained guide to learn about country music’s place in American history and culture. The Guided Highlights Tour focuses on the evolution of technology, the growth and development of Nashville as a music industry center, and pivotal moments in American history as told through the museum’s one-of-a-kind collection. Tours are included with most programs. 90 minutes | Grades: 10-200 students English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Visual Art Select Standards: Common Core ELA: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1 TN Music 6.4, 8.1, 9.1 TN Social Studies 2.28, 2.40, 5.37, 5.47, 5.64, US.31, US.44, US.86, US.104

Teacher’s Guide Available

SEE PAGE 19

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Bill Monroe’s 1923 Gibson F-5 Mandolin.

Webb Pierce’s 1962 Pontiac Bonneville customized by Nudie Cohn.

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WORDS & MUSIC At The Museum • In Your Class room

GET STUDENTS EXCITED about reading and writing through this innovative and interdisciplinary program. Words & Music helps students tell their own stories while developing language arts skills. Students interact with a professional songwriter, paired with their class, in an engaging performance workshop that features student lyrics as finished songs. Using the award-winning Words & Music Teacher’s Guide, educators lead their students through a sequential lyric-writing unit. Multimedia resources, including PowerPoints, videos, and primary sources, are available in the supporting Digital Resource Portal.

Interested? Register or attend a Words & Music Professional Development workshop before instruction. 60 minutes | Grades: 15-120 students English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies Select Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.R.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.R.W National Association for Music Education Standards 6-9

Teacher’s Guide and Digital Resources Available

SEE PAGE 19

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MAKING WAVES

AT HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B IMAGINE YOU ARE A RECORD PRODUCER. While recording the song “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” Elvis Presley turns off all of the lights; the studio is completely dark. At the end of a perfect take, Elvis hits his head on the microphone. What do you do? Hear this story and more at Historic RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest operating recording studio. Meet an engineer to gain insight into the recording process. Then, become part of the studio’s legacy and track a song as a group. The “Home of 1,000 Hits” provides a powerful and engaging learning environment for students to experience the convergence of science, technology, history, and music. 60 minutes | Grades: 5-6 15-50 students Music, Science, Social Studies Select Standards: TN Music 6.1, 8.3, 9.1 TN Social Studies 5.64, US.86 TN Science GLE 0507.T/E.1-E.3, GLE.0607.T/E.1, GLE.0707.T/E.1, CLE 3231.T/E.1, CLE 3231.3.1

Teacher’s Guide Available

SEE PAGE 19

Country Music Hall of Fame member Elvis Presley records with Country Music Hall of Fame members the Jordanaires.

Preservation of Historic RCA Studio B made possible through a partnership between the Mike Curb Family Foundation and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

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DAZZLING DESIGNS THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP highlights country designers and instrument makers, including Ukrainian-born Nudie Cohn, who immigrated to the United States when he was eleven. His eye for design and talents with a sewing machine led him to become the father of country couture, with the nickname Nudie “the Rodeo Tailor.” Students will review elements of design and discuss representation of culture, symbolism, and individuality in style. The experience comes together with an artmaking activity in which students lend their own point-of-view to a unique costume or instrument design. 90 minutes | Grades: 10-150 Students English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Visual Art

Program adapt able for gr ade s 4–8 Select Standards: TN Visual Art 1.1-1.2, 2.3-2.6, 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.2 TN Music 8.1, 9,1 TN Social Studies K.3, 1.38, 2.40, 3.9 Left: Hank Snow’s stage costume, created by Nudie Cohn, based on Snow’s hit song “Golden Rocket.” Bottom: Hank Thompson’s boots based on his song “Humpty Dumpty Heart.”

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IS IT A FIDDLE OR A VIOLIN? IN NASHVILLE IT DEPENDS. Learn about a fascinating stringed instrument, from its Italian origins and adaptation in the British Isles, to its innovative players and quintessential repertoire. This one-of-a-kind, toe-tapping program is presented by two professional musicians and features guided tours of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? challenges students to think about the versatility of an instrument and the relationship between the past and the world around them. DATES:

September 13 November 1 November 8

HOMESCHOOL ONLY: October 4

December 13 February 1 March 8

April 5 May 3 May 16

February 15

April 11

9:30 am | 120 minutes | Grades: 10-150 students Fine Arts: Music, Social Studies

In partnership with:

Select Standards: TN Music 6.2-6.3, 7.1-7.2, 8.1, 9.1 TN Social Studies K.3, K.14, 1.19, 1.37, 1.38, 3.39, 3.41

Teacher’s Guide Available

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Bob Wills’s inlaid fiddle.

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STRING CITY:

NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC AND PUPPETRY STRING CITY SHOWCASES Nashville’s rich and entertaining legacy of country music through marionettes, rod puppetry, animation, and more. Starting with the early days of stringbands, gospel music, and the birth of the Grand Ole Opry, the audience meets icons of country music as the show travels through time. This original musical revue features over thirty songs, with puppet appearances by the Carter Family, DeFord Bailey, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban.

Enhance your visit with a museum tour and puppet-making activity.

NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 2, 2016 • 10:00 am and 11:30 am 70 minutes | Grades: 10-200 students English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Visual Art

In partnership with:

Select Standards: TN Visual Art 1.1-1.2, 2.3-2.6, 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.2, 6.1 TN Music 7.1-7.2, 8.1, 9.1 TN Social Studies 1.37, 1.42, 5.47, 5.64, K.3, 1.38, 2.40, 3.9 Common Core Curriculum: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

Lesson Plans Available

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STUDENT PERFORMANCES MAKE YOUR MARK ON MUSIC CITY by showcasing your school’s student band, orchestra, or chorus in the Mike Curb Conservatory. Entertain museum visitors in an unforgettable experience. Tour the museum before or after the performance. 30 Minutes | Grades: 10-60 Students (Choir) | 10-30 Students (Band) Music

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LIMITED RUN

EXHIBITIONS VISIT THE MUSEUM while these exhibits are on view. Additional exhibits to be announced. Visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org.

DYLAN, CASH, AND THE NASHVILLE CATS: A NEW MUSIC CITY

BLAKE SHELTON: BASED ON A TRUE STORY MAY 27, 2016 - NOV. 6, 2016

EXHIBIT OPEN THROUGH DEC. 31, 2017

ALABAMA: SONG OF THE SOUTH

HOMEGROWN: ZAC BROWN BAND

AUG. 25, 2016 - JULY 16, 2017

JULY 22, 2016 - JUNE 18, 2017

CHARLIE DANIELS: MILLION MILE REFLECTIONS SEPT. 16, 2016 - MAR. 5, 2017

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SING ME BACK HOME : FOLK ROOTS TO THE PRESENT THE CORE EXHIBIT tells the story of country music from its roots in the nineteenth century through its vibrant life today. This exciting, multi-layered experience includes artifacts, photographs, original recordings, and archival video. Students will be immersed in the history, culture, sights and sounds of country music, its meanings, and the lives and voices of its honored personalities.

Left: Maybelle Carter’s 1928 Gibson L-5 Guitar. Right: Custom-painted Royal typewriter used by Cindy Walker to compose her hit songs.

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D INA H A ND F R E D GRE TSC H FAM I LY G AL L E RY Record a song, design an album cover, take a career aptitude quiz, challenge your country music knowledge, and much more in this interactive exhibition. Dozens of technology-enhanced activities bring students inside the music, providing them with a personalized and engaging experience.

ACM G A LLERY Enjoy the latest chapter in country music’s ever-evolving story through displays, such as Unbroken Circle, recognizing current artists and their musical influences, recent award winners, and major musical events from the last year. Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Cam, and Old Crow Medicine Show are among the artists featured in this contemporary gallery.

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HALL OF FAME

ROTUNDA

AT THE CLOSE OF THE JOURNEY, students enter the Country Music Hall of Fame, the hallowed space where Hall of Fame members are honored alongside American master Thomas Hart Benton’s famous last painting, The Sources of Country Music. Students are reminded of the significant contributions of those honored in the Hall of Fame and the evolving nature of the music. Together students discuss how Benton’s mural reflects their experience in the galleries through a beautiful visual summary.

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ALL ACCESS HEAR PERSONAL STORIES and gain insight directly from recording artists and other professionals in the music business. All Access connects students with the creative community and illuminates the history and culture presented in the museum galleries. Students participate in live question-and-answer. All Access leaves a lasting memory that inspires students for years to come. Announced as scheduled. 75 minutes | Grades: 10-300 students College and Career Readiness, Music Select Standards: TN Music 7.2, 8.1-8.3, 9.1-9.2 School Counseling and Career Guidance: 5.1, 5.3, 5.6, 6.2, 6.5

Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire.

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FIRST AMENDMENT CENTER EXPERIENCE a high-energy, multimedia show that illustrates constitutional issues, including freedom of speech, the press, religion, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government. Combine this program with a museum tour, to learn how the history of Nashville and country music take on new and deeper meaning in relation to the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

MUSIC MATTERS: SONGS THAT SHAPED AMERICA

FREEDOM SINGS DEC E MBE R 6, 2 016 • 10 a m MA R C H 28, 2 017 • 10 a m

AP R IL 7, 2 017 • 10 a m

Freedom Sings is the entertaining, engaging, and inspiring story of free speech in America, told through rock, pop, hip-hop, and country music. An all-star cast of musicians revisits turning points in five decades of contemporary history, with performances of songs from Elvis Presley and the Beatles to today’s top hits. Freedom Sings celebrates the musical moments that helped build awareness and understanding.

From “Yankee Doodle” to “This Land Is Your Land,” “We Shall Overcome,” and today’s chart hits, music has both reflected and changed the way Americans see the world around them. Music Matters: Songs That Shaped America features stories of some of our nation’s most powerful songs—and the history that inspired them. Presented in partnership with the

FIRST AMENDMENT CENTER

75 minutes | Grades: 10-300 Students Language Arts, Music, Social Studies

75 minutes | Grades: 10-300 Students Language Arts, Music, Social Studies

Select Standards: TN Music 8.1-8.3, 9.1-9.3 TN Social Studies US.86, US.92, GC.15, GC.32, GC.35, GC.46, GC.47 Common Core Curriculum: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY. CCRA.R.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

Select Standards: TN Music 6.1, 8.1-8.3, 9.1-9.2 TN Social Studies 8.32 Common Core Curriculum: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY CCRA.R.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

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CLASSROOM INSTRUMENT TRUNKS Introduce your students to instruments by borrowing a FREE instrument trunk, available to schools in Middle Tennessee. ACOUSTIC TRUNK: banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. ELECTRIC TRUNK: electric guitar, lap steel guitar, harmonica set, acoustic guitar, fiddle, and amplifier. Grades: Music, Social Studies Select Standards: TN Music 2.1-2.2, 6.4, 8.1, 9.1 TN Social Studies K.3, 1.38, 2.40, 3.9

DISTANCE LEARNING Outside Middle Tennessee videoconferences are available for instructive, engaging, and fun experiences through the museum’s BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation Learning Lab. PROGRAMS: Words & Music Songwriting 101: An Introduction to Words & Music Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? Professional Development Details and pricing at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Distance-Learning.

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TEACHER RESOURCES LESSON MATERIALS The Museum’s Teacher’s Guides and lesson materials provide an interdisciplinary way of teaching core subjects by interpreting historic events through stories, music, and culture. Teacher’s Guides can be used to prepare for a visit or as a creative way to teach standard curriculum, independent of a field trip. Resources provide project-based learning lessons and opportunities for team teaching. All materials support National and Tennessee State Curriculum Standards. Download at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/TeacherResources.

DIGITAL RESOURCE PORTAL This teacher-exclusive website provides classroom-ready multimedia tools for K-12 instruction and supports a variety of subject areas, including English language arts, music, social studies, and visual art. Learn more at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Portal.

THE PORTAL INCLUDES: • • • • • • •

Customizable lesson materials and student worksheets Classroom-ready PowerPoint presentations Short videos Archival photos Grade-level reading materials Teacher discussion board Primary sources

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TEACHER PROGRAMS FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for teachers connects the museum to language arts, social studies, music, science, and visual arts curriculums. Workshops help educators prepare students for museum visits and programs, and offer creative approaches in teaching core subjects.

WORDS & MUSIC: TEACH LANGUAGE ARTS THROUGH SONGWRITING

STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC & PUPPETRY

Grades:

Grades:

English Language Arts, Music

English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Visual Art

2016

2017

August 26

January 27

September 16

February 17

September 24

March 10

Summer 2017 date to be announced. Presented in partnership with

November 4

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING: DYLAN, CASH, AND THE NASHVILLE CATS

THE TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGIN: AN AMERICAN HISTORY WORKSHOP

Grades:

Grades:

English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies

English Language Arts, Social Studies

Dates to be announced.

Summer 2017 date to be announced.

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Educator Free Day Tennessee teachers visit the museum for free on September 10, 2016 and January 28, 2017. Identify themes and stories that relate to your classroom instruction. Reservations required at Schools@CountryMusicHallofFame.org.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN DO YOU SCHEDULE SCHOOL GROUPS? Programs are scheduled Monday through Friday.

WHEN DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION? Reservations must be made by a teacher or school representative and are required at least one month in advance; six weeks in advance for Words & Music.

WHAT IS THE GROUP TOUR MINIMUM? Programs have varying minimums. Please see details listed on each program page in this booklet.

HOW LONG DOES THE TOUR LAST? Tours and programs range in length from ninety minutes to two and a half hours. Please see details listed on each program page in this booklet.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL PROGRAM COSTS? For Dazzling Designs, non-Title 1 schools are charged a material fee of $1 per student. First Amendment Center and All Access programs are $3 per student for Non-Title 1 schools. Advance payment required.

DO YOU HAVE CHAPERONE REQUIREMENTS? Yes. One adult chaperone per every ten students is required. Two adult chaperones per every ten students are admitted free of charge for all school programs. Chaperones must remain with the group at all times and help maintain orderly student behavior.

DO YOU PROVIDE SUBSIDIES? Yes. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Arts Access Fund subsidizes program or transportation costs for K-12 schools with demonstrated need. Subsidies are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, as funds are available, with priority given to Title 1 schools. To apply for funding complete the application at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/ArtsAccess.

DO YOU HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES? Yes. Homeschool groups of ten or more students may participate in any school program. Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? and String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry offer dates throughout the year exclusively for smaller homeschool groups.

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PRICING P UB L I C SC HO O L PRICE PER STUDENT

SCHOOL LOCATION Davidson County

FREE 4.00

Surrounding Counties* Title 1

$

Surrounding Counties* Non-Title 1

$

Non-Surrounding TN Counties

$

6.00 8.00

14.50

Non-TN Schools

$

PRIVATE SCHOOL & HOMESCHOOL GROUPS SCHOOL LOCATION Davidson County, Surrounding Counties*

PRICE PER STUDENT 6.00

$

8.00

Non-Surrounding TN Counties

$

14.50

Non-TN Schools

$

IN D IV I DUA L HO M E SC HO O L PRICE PER STUDENT

SCHOOL LOCATION Tennessee

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Non-TN Schools

C OLLEG E PRICE PER STUDENT

SCHOOL LOCATION Tennessee Colleges

10.00

$

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Non-TN Colleges

* Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties. Prices are subject to change.

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CONTACT US Programs fill up quickly – book today.

Email Schools@CountryMusicHallofFame.org • Call 615.416.2084 • Book at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/SchoolPrograms •

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AWARDED BY:

SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDERS:

An official travel partner of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Museum programs are funded in part by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation; Marylee Chaski Charitable Corporation; the Chet Atkins Music Education Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; Connie Dean-Taylor, in memory of her father, Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Dean; Dollar General Literacy Foundation; HCA Foundation; Mick Foundation; Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission; Nashville Predators Foundation; Publix Super Markets Charities; Southwest Airlines; T&T Family Foundation; and Wells Fargo. Technology Partners: Cisco; NewTek; Personal Computer Systems, Inc.; and Promethean.

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