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159 resources with the concept jazz music

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Jazz's Beginnings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine jazz's roots and their hybridization in New Orleans in the early 20th century. They listen to ragtime and jazz recordings, then complete worksheets imbedded in this plan.
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Jazz in America

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the Jazz of today and its future. They answer questions and listen to music.
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Jazz in America

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars explore the Swing Era and its implications. They answer questions and listen to music from the era.
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Jazz in America

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore different instruments and what role they play in Jazz. They also each person's role in a democratic society.
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Jazz in America

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students learn where Jazz came from and why it is an important part of America's history.
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Jazz in America

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore jazz and its origins by focusing on the people in which Jazz came from.
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Jazz in America

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Pupils learn the basic elements of music and gain an understanding of the elements found in Jazz.
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Jazz In America - Lesson Plan 8

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the current jazz scene and how it reflects American culture. They listen to jazz recordings of current artists and speculate on which direction jazz is likely heading.
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Early Jazz

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students gain an understanding of early jazz. They study Dixieland and the Roaring Twenties. They examine the American historical significance and cultural implications of early jazz.
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Jazz Study Questions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Toni Morrison's Jazz. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Jazz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Toni Morrison's Jazz. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Rhythm & Improv: Jazz & Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the elements of poetry and jazz. In this critical thinking skills instructional activity, students take a closer look at the rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, form, free verse, lyricism, and imagery that exist is jazz as well...
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Bud, Not Buddy

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read the book Bud, Not Buddy and participate in activities that generate understanding of the Great Depression. In this realistic fiction instructional activity, 5th graders read about a boy who grew up  during this time....
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Jazz it Up!

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students research the history and contributions of Jazz in their local environments. They then design and create a wide variety of presentations to share with the class using as many mediums as possible.
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African American Community and Culture

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the rise of jazz music. In this Duke Ellington activity, 4th graders watch video segments regarding Ellington's life and showcasing a performance of Ellington and his band. Students discuss the rhythm of jazz as...
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African Americans Seen Through the Eyes of the Newsreel Cameraman

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders learn about this history of jazz music. In this musical influences lesson, 5th graders read God Bless the Childand listen to a recording of it. Students create a KWL chart on jazz and early 1900s music and dance. Students...
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Jazz Dance and Music

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write a poem. In this jazz music lesson, 4th graders learn about the basics of jazz dance and practice basic movements. Students learn common terminology and listen to several recordings of jazz music. Students create a...
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The Influence of Jazz Music in Twentieth Century Art

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the effect of music on society. While listening to music, they identify the beat, rhythm and write down their reaction to it. Listening to longer selections, they assign a color to the music and share it with the...
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Jazz Talk

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers analyze the origins of jazz music by examining work songs, spirituals, blues, and gospel songs as well as works of poetry from African American artists. They create their own poems from either the narrative, dramatic,...
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Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the rhythms of marches and jazz. They watch an excerpt about Buddy Bolden from the PBS Ken Burns Jazz documentary, compare/contrast march and jazz rhythms, complete a worksheet, and notate and perform jazz...
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Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers observe that there are myriad combinations of rhythms to choose from when improvising jazz and blues music, and recognize that while the variations seem infinite, they are in fact finite. They notate a 12 bar blues...
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Black and Blue: Jazz in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the impact of jazz on the novel, "Invisible Man," by Ralph Ellison. They read and discuss excerpts of the novel, write an essay on the influence of jazz on Ralph Ellison as a writer, and view video excerpts on jazz...
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"Jazz is About Freedom": Billie Holiday's Anti-lynching Song Strange Fruit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Working in small teams, learners analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of...
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"Jazz is About Collaboration": Jim Crow Laws And Segregation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore development of jazz music in the 1930s by forming imaginary jazz bands which tour several cities in Depression-era America. Jazz band members create imaginary identities for themselves, develop publicity for their tour,...