Dr. Mark Malone Speaks on Blues in Mississippi for WCU Lecture Series
Hattiesburg, Miss., March 21, 2013 - Dr. Mark Malone, professor of music at William Carey University, presented a lecture titled, “The Mississippi Blues Trail and Beyond: Combining Arts and Social Sciences for Elementary Presentation” on March 20 in the Lucile Parker Gallery.
This lecture was a part of WCU’s University Lecture Series.
The presentation addressed the classroom unit that Dr. Malone co-authored and developed with Scott Barretta, host of the Highway 61 radio show for Mississippi Public Broadcasting and adjunct instructor of sociology at The University of Mississippi, through a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant. Consisting of six units (Music, the Meaning of the Blues, Cotton, Transportation, Politics/Civil Rights, Media and the Blues), and eighteen lesson plans, “The Mississippi Blues Trail and Beyond” aligns national standards for arts education with Common Core writing, speaking, and language standards for presentation in fourth grade classrooms.