Oral History and Primary Historical Resources (3-8)

Using primary historical materials and/or oral histories, students write songs about the past, present and future of their communities.

These songs are written by the class and usually performed by all the students involved in the residency. Melodies are chosen from existing songs in the public domain, or composed by Rogers. Some schools choose to make recordings of the songs from these residencies to use as fund-raisers.

Fourth Graders from Sweeny School, Pomfret Community School and Mary Fisher Elementary sing their “Songs of the Heritage Corridor”