Step into the lives of American composers Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Leroy Anderson, William Grant Still, Leonard Bernstein and Amy Beach with engaging stories, fun facts, songs and active listening lessons, designed for upper elementary and middle school students. Have fun reading and acting out these age-appealing stories and performing a variety of musical styles with the original songs that accompany them. Follow beautifully-designed full-color music maps as you listen to full-length recorded orchestral versions of six masterworks: Hoedown (from “Rodeo”), Variations on “America,” Sleigh Ride, Afro-American Symphony, Scherzo (from “West Side Story”) and Piano Concerto in C-Sharp Minor. The Teacher Edition offers piano/vocal song arrangements, easy-to-follow standards-based lesson plans, and a helpful production guide for additional performance options. Full-color singer editions feature song vocals, composer stories and listening maps. The 2-CD pak provides performance/accompaniment tracks for the songs, six masterworks, and recorded composer stories. For cost-saving value, receive all 3 components in the Classroom Kit! Available: Teacher Edition, Singer Edition 20-Pak (full color), 2-CD Pak, Classroom Kit (all 3 components). Suggested for Gr. 4-8.