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Professional Development with Dr. Mark Malone – Arts Integration in the Classroom

27 July 2023

Hattiesburg Arts Council: Professional Development For Area Teachers – “Elvis and the Blues Storm through Mississippi”
Arts Integration in the Classroom

All-inclusive and FREE !!

Deadline for registration is:
Thursday, July 20th, 2023

Session date:
Thursday, July 27th, 2023 from 8am-3pm:

HAC will offer our annual professional development workshop, with K-12 teachers as its target audience. The workshop will be led by Dr. Mark Malone. HAC will provide a continental breakfast, snacks, lunch, and .7 CEU(s) for ALL for FREE (Yes, HAC is paying for your CEU credits – A $10 value !!!)

Location: Hattiesburg Cultural Center, 723 North Main Street, 39401

TO RESIGTER – email Dr. Mark Malone ([email protected]) with the following information:

Your Name:
Your email address:
Your phone number:
Grade(s) and courses you teach:

Do you want 0.7 CEU credits FREE ($10 value) Yes/No:

Feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns:
HAC Office: 601-583-6005

Session Outline:

Lessons in the Blues
• Associations with primary and secondary colors
• Picasso’s Blue period in visual art
• Jim Crow Laws and African American blues origins
• Blues scale vs. Major scale, harmony vs. melody
• Boowhackers
• Simple Blues Song & similarities to Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit
• “Cell-Phone Blues”
• 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression
• Analysis of Blues song
• Brainstorming problems of Fourth Grade Students
• Writing Blues lyrics
• Performing Blues songs created by participants

Elvis Presley
• Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King by Bonnie

• Combining Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Honky-Tonk, etc.
• Parallels to Blues Songs: compare/contrast
• “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Hound Dog” with choreography

The Story of Hurricane Camille (S.T.E.A.M.)
• The development of a hurricane
• Tracking a hurricane
• Interactive floor map from Africa to the Caribbean
• Kinesthetic movement to simulate a hurricane
• Re-creation of the forming and movement of Hurricane Camille using an interactive floor hurricane tracking map
Portrait Painters in Mississippi in the Antebellum Period (1820-1865)
• Thomas Cantwell Healy, Charles Bird King, George Catlin, John James Audubon
• Self-portraits with torn paper

American folk dances (time permitting)


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July 27
8:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT


Hattiesburg Arts Council