"Into the West" This years musical will study immigration, Westward Expansion, The Civil War, Industrial Revolution and the approximate time period of 1800 - 1900
In musical history drama we will study history through the mode of music, dancing, singing and acting to create a musical production. Using all these learning modes incorporates auditory, kinesthetic and visual that will bring a broad spectrum to learning. Students will cooperate together to create a truly wonderful show and learn history at the same time. Music uses different pathways in the brain and because of this; even people with severe dementia remember words to songs.This years musical is, "America -1800 -1900." We will study immigration, the Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion and the Civil War. Then we will sing, dance and act our way through 100 years of time. This will be a year long class as the production is in May
Frequency: Once per Week
Class Duration: Semester
Teacher will provide notebook with all the materials both history and for the production.
Students must provide their costumes for the musical. There will be parent volunteering and a parent meeting at the beginning of the school year. There will be a schedule and extra rehearsals at the end during "tech week". One of my favorite classes. It is history, music, dancing, drama and community building all in one spot.
Private Funds Accepted? Yes
Charter Funds Accepted? Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
***Margie Hartung has played violin since third grade, and piano and guitar since 6th grade. She has taught music lessons privately for 20 years. As a youth, she was a member of the Los Angeles Jr. Philharmonic, Sacramento Youth Symphony and Camellia Symphony. As a Music Major at Western Baptist College (now Corban) she studied private voice, violin and traveled with the touring choir for two years. Until two years ago she was the Orchestra Director in the Eureka School District and for Horizon Charter School for 12 years, but stopped to restructure and create the Placer County Youth Orchestra, a full symphonic 60 member youth orchestra in Placer County. In addition to the Youth Orchestra, Margie teaches privately and also directs the PCYO Intermediate Symphonic orchestra. Margie enjoys playing with the Auburn Symphony and Fifth Street Ensemble string ensemble as well as playing her violin and conducting for local musicals. She loves teaching and sharing the language of music with others. On a personal level, she home educated all five of her children and loves to mentor and teach with principles and values that are consistent with the concepts intrinsic to the homeschool community. Currently she loves and finds her greatest pleasure passing on her faith and a musical legacy to her grandchildren.