Dawn Anthony has served in the Charlotte area since the year 2000 as a teaching artist and even longer as a performer. She enjoys utilizing music and history to build bridges to promote unity. By partnering with other creative artists, learning and performing experiences are enhanced. Classically trained, she has often said that this training undergirds her ability to have such versatility in other genres and languages (Jazz, Folk, Showtunes and Gospel, etc.). Dawn earned her bachelor’s degree in music from Queens University of Charlotte, but still pursues her love for learning and teaching through cultural exchanges beyond the classroom.
12236 Taragate Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273
This incredible program incorporates history and language arts, through the portal of music! We’ll enhance the students’ understanding of history through a musical timeline! We’ll explore the culture of the times and how the music of yesterday influences the music of today! This is an incredibly engaging program for the students and the teachers! Let’s remember and chime in on the songs and dances of the Motown era and today!
Dates based on musician and teaching artist availability. Contact Dawn Anthony for availability.
Availability is best between 8AM and 2PM.
2 mics and PA for question and answer time at the end would be helpful, but not required.
The sessions take place at the school site in an auditorium or multi-purpose room. Beyond school sites the musicians can set-up in a fellowship hall or recreation center gathering space.
Motown and more is available as a lecture/performance assembly for $850. For programs outside of Mecklenburg County, a $25 travel fee is required per session.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.3a Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
Craft and Structure reading standards for 2nd grade:|
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Essential Standard: Analyze key political, economic and social turning points in American History using historical thinking.
Explain the roles of various racial and ethnic groups in settlement and expansion since Reconstruction and the consequences for those groups (e.g., American Indians,
African Americans, Chinese, Irish, Hispanics and Latino Americans, Asian Americans, etc.).
Illustrate perceptual skills by moving to, answering questions about, and describing aural examples of music of various styles and cultures.
Use music to explore concepts in world history and relate them to significant events, ideas, and movements from a global context.
Classify specific musical works in terms of the particular culture and time period in which they were produced.
Cancel only in extreme emergency. If your school must cancel, please notify us as soon as you know there is a conflict. If the program is not re-scheduled, there will be a fee of $300.00