Songs that Tell the American Story

Presented by

Frank Strong


Music has always played a key role in telling the American story. Professional musician Frank Strong provides an overview of U.S. history and geography through its popular folk songs. Participants will hear songs that reflect the political, racial, social, and work aspects of American life and learn about their origins and meanings. Many sing-along songs are included.

Using the railroad as the backdrop of his narrative, Frank helps participants understand how mechanical engineering and the progress of the railroad influenced the development of our country.

Workshop Details




Social Studies, History, Music, Science


25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Open space for dancing

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

Printed lyric sheets

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