AMERICAN ROOTS FYS CLASS SCHEDULE (last updated 4/26/12 3:46 PM by Rachel Hall)

Date

Song Share

Song of the Day

Readings (post responses on Blackboard before next class)

Listening/viewing

Work to hand in

1/17

 

Amazing Grace

Singing Family, Ch 1-4

Amazing Grace from Song of the Day playlist and Library of Congress page

 

1/19

 

Shady Grove

RTF, Intro & Ch 1

 

 

1/24

Rich

The Rock Island Line

 

Rock Island Line page audio examples

 

1/26

Tom

Golden Slippers

 

Minstrel show documentary

Event calendar

1/31

Billy

Tom Dooley

E. Martin Pedersen, Factlore, Fakelore, or Folklore: Sorting Through Folk Song Origins”

Singing Family, Ch 5-8

 

Song choice due (by email)

Event calendar due

2/2

Raymund

Barbara Allen

Finish Singing Family

 

 

2/7

 

PERFORMANCES

 

 

 

2/9

 

PERFORMANCES

Star of Bethlehem

Finish Singing Family

Prepare discussion questions for your assigned chapter

Christmas 1955 with the Ritchie Family

First performance report due

2/14

 

Old Joe Clark

 

Uke School beginner lesson

Bring ukuleles!

2/16

 

 

RTF, Chapter 2: The Lomaxes and Lead Belly

Prepare discussion questions

The Land Where the Blues Began

First event report due

2/21

 

Iko Iko

 

Dance for a Chicken: the Cajun Mardi Gras

OR

Dry Wood (about Creoles, also with Mardi Gras footage)

Prepare discussion questions.

 

2/23

 

Goodnight Irene

Escaping the Delta, Section 1, due Thursday 3/1

 

Research paper proposal due

2/28

 

 

Chapter assignments for Thursday

 

 

3/1

 

Twelve-bar blues

 

 

Research paper working bibliography due

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

3/13

 

More twelve-bar blues

Escaping the Delta, through Chapter 7.  Discussion assignments.

 

 

3/15

 

Walkin’ Blues

Escaping the Delta, Chapter 8-10.  Song assignments.

In search of Robert Johnson (in class)

Listen to your assigned song.

Research paper outline & bibliography

3/20

 

 

 

 

Paper consultations-bring notes

3/22

 

PERFORMANCES

RTF, Chapter 3 (Muddy Waters) or 5 (Dylan and Seeger)

 

Paper consultations-bring notes

3/27

 

PERFORMANCES

 

 

Second performance report due

3/29

 

Who Will Sing for Me? (Flatt & Scruggs)

 

 

Second event report due

4/3

 

Wimoweh

Finish RTF, Chapter 5

BBC Folk America, Ep.2: This Land is Your Land

Complete reading guide: Pete, Woody, Bob

4/5

 

 

 

 

Research paper draft due to turnitin.com

4/10

 

 

 

 

 

4/12

 

 

Chronicles, Ch 1&2

Radio interview questions

 

4/17

 

PERFORMANCES

 

 

Interview questions due

4/19

 

 

 

 

Research paper due turnitin.com

4/24

 

 

 

 

 

4/26

 

 

 

 

Portfolio due (includes third event report and third performance report)

THURSDAY, MAY 3: FINAL PRESENTATION

 

 

Interview presentation

                                    *RTF = Romancing the Folk