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159 resources with the concept jazz music

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Jazz: Boombox Classroom

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this music worksheet, students read about improvisation. Students choose their favorite instrument, a saxophone or a bass, and draw a picture of it. Students can then do a small maze.
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Louis Armstrong

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
For this reading comprehension worksheet young scholars read a biography of jazz musician Louis Armstrong. Students answer 6 questions.
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Jazz Word Search

For Students 6th - 8th
In this music worksheet, students find the words that are associated with Jazz music and the answers are found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
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The Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the Jazz Age era and the Harlem Renaissance. Using internet research, they gather information about the artists, cultural, and events of the time, and how they affected the art. Students complete a compare period...
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The Prairie Dog That Met the President

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners study the history of jazz music. They listen to various examples of jazz music and complete a worksheet in which they must identify the individual instruments they hear and identify characteristics of the genre of jazz music.
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Satchmo's Blues

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Students work cooperatively to create a jazz composition using the computer program GarageBand and incorporating the musical stylings of musician Louis Armstrong. Internet access is required for this lesson.
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Jazz the First Thirty Years

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils read "Jazz, The First Thirty Years." They then select another article on the history of jazz music. They complete the lesson plan by writing a one page report on the facts they discovered about the history and genre of jazz music.
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Bearden Art-Making Workshop

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are able to create their own collages using some of the same kinds of images and materials Bearden used. They put to use some of the Bearden techniques they observed in the reproduction/slide lecture and explore to...
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I See The Rhythm : The Study of Blues and Jazz

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students gain an appreciation for various types of music. Using the music of the past, they compare it with the music of today. In groups, they research periods in which blues and jazz were most popular and write their own piece of music...
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The Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss the Harlem Renaissance and the main artists to come out of that time period. They will also discuss how the Harlem Renaissance has influenced modern life and create a Web Quest that will chronicle their Internet...
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Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify and connect themes of selected nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art to Harlem Renaissance jazz. They compare and contrast historical and fictionalized versions of the jazz scenes of the Harlem Renaissance. They...
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Jazz and Math: The Beat Goes On

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students collect real data through listening, counting and timing jazz pieces.They use ratios, rates, and proportions to report collected data and demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of rhythm and tempo in music.
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Improvise a Short Story through Jazz

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners evaluate jazz music and a jazz music performance. They collaborate and create an improvised group short story. They improvise a musical piece on found objects.
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Louis Armstrong Hot Five

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate the history and development of jazz by studying the Louis Armstrong Hot Five. They listen to music and define how Armstrong strengthened the concept of the solo as a part of jazz. They complete guided listening lessons.
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Summertime - Miles Davis

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars examine the George Gershwin opera, "Porgy and Bess." The rhythms to some of the musical pieces are mimicked and identified as belonging to the music of jazz.
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Digable Planets, K.B.'s Alley When Jazz Meets Hip-Hop

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the musical style of jazz and identify its elements while listening to hip-hop recordings. They select two styles of music and fuse them together in this instructional activity.
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Draw Me the Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore and investigate the foundation and history of jazz music. They listen to various pieces of music while creating drawings, develop a timeline of jazz history, and read and discuss biographies of famous jazz...
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The History of Rock and Roll: Part 6 - My Generation - Lesson 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify musical characteristics of baroque, jazz, and psychedelic music. They arrange traditional music into the style of baroque, jazz, and psychedelic music.
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Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music In America Music In America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study early New Orleans Jazz music and recognize Louis Armstrong as an early jazz artist. They recognize the elements and roots of Jazz.
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Music Styles

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students identify many genres of music and connect styles of music with various cultures. They watch "The Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A to Z" and list music styles: folk, jazz, rock, etc.
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Changes of Musical Elements in Popular Music Through the Decades

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students probe samples of European classical, American jazz, and rock and roll to analyze the similarities and differences. The styles and form of these three types of music are examined for tempo, timbre, and rhythm.
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In My Dream

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students listen to recordings of early jazz and identify examples of ostinato and syncopation. They discuss important personalities from jazz cultures and take a quiz on aspects of jazz.
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Ella Fitzgerald

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald. They participate in a matching game, explore an Internet website, and write in response to Ella Fitzgerald's music.
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Mary Lou Williams: Composer, Arranger and Pianist

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the life of Mary Lou Williams.  In this investigative lesson students develop an understanding of jazz and the career of Mary Lou Williams.