Jazz Musician Teacher Resources
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Crescent City Gumbo: Race and Jazz in New Orleans
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What gives New Orleans its special character? Its flavor? Its texture? Its sound? Is it the beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe Du Monde on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, or the mansions in the Garden District? Is it the Shotgun...
Jazz and World War II: A Rally to Resistance, A Catalyst for Victory
9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of WWII on the development of jazz music and consider how jazz music helped to boost morale of both soldiers and those left at home. They identify the function of jazz as a cultural export and discuss its...
Listening for History: Using Jazz Music as a Primary Source
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Designed as a teacher resource, a packet identifies resources and approaches instructors can use to incorporate jazz into their history classes. Materials are identified by historical era, from the roots of jazz prior to World War I to...
The Jazz Age Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Others
Fifth graders view pictures of jazz age performers. In this jazz history lesson, 5th graders discuss the difference between primary and secondary sources, view a PowerPoint presentation of great jazz musicians and discuss what they see.
Musician Extraordinaire Based on the DC Quarter Reverse
4th - 5th
Students develop an understanding of the role of a musician, composer, and conductor. In this musician lesson, students examine the District of Columbia quarter and see that Duke Ellington is on the reverse side. They define performer,...
Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, Moanin,' Payin' Your Dues
6th - 8th
Students examine the musical styles of call and response and the blues while delving into the difficult lives of many jazz musicians. Travelling in the South was challenging for black musicians during this time and the difficulties are...