An American Story in Dance and Music Homepage

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials
Duration: 110 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/8/2012

In 1943, Martha Graham, Aaron Copland, and Isamu Noguchi created Appalachian Spring, a ballet that told the story of an American pioneer community. By using this OurStory module, children and adults can enjoy exploring this history through children's literature, museum objects, and hands-on activities. Focused around Ballet for Martha an award-winning work of children's literature about the collaboration of three artists to create an American masterpiece, the module includes links to hands-on activities and a list of recommended readings for further exploration.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies