JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
Teachers from across the Pine Belt learned how the Blues contributed to the state's history and how and they can use a new curriculum, established by the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) to teach their students. Held at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center on Monday, January 5, the workshop was conducted by Dr. Mark Malone, who wrote the curriculum for MAC, and was sponsored by the Hattiesburg Arts Council. The Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum is a free, online resource available to educators through MAC's website at http://www.arts.ms.gov/special-projects/blues-trail.php. The curriculum is aligned with the state education frameworks. For more information, contact MAC at 601/359-6030 or visit the agency's website.
The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency, funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and other private sources. MAC is the official grants-making and service agency for the arts in Mississippi. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.