Sedalia Ragtime Archive
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Classic Ragtime as America‚Äôs Music 

Curriculum Guide


The purpose of this teaching unit is to introduce and reinforce the concept that American music is unique and had its origin in Classic Ragtime, specifically The Maple Leaf Ra,g by Scott Joplin, published by John Stark and Son in Sedalia, Missouri in 1899.


This is intended to supplement the study of American and Music History in the 4th grade public school curriculum.


The guide will be made available on line.