Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound
by Donna Latham.
The opening chapter unveils the science of sound and hearing; protecting our ears; pitch/ rhythm/and musical elements vs. noise. Video, audio, and QR links in the text bring this survey alive with the sights and sounds of Colonial Times, The Birth of a Nation, Jazz, Blues, and Country in the Roaring Twenties, War and Social Change, Rock and Roll, and the Age of Technology. Cartoon illustrations, quotes, “Inquire and Investigate” Activities, and Side Notes make an engaging layout that invites exploration. Ages 12 and up.