Let Freedom Swing

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Three lessons in the Let Freedom Swing concert tour resource guide packed with information, materials, and activities that provide the context for any study of American history.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the audio of Ella Fitzgerald playing when class members arrive
  • Ask pupils to research the contributions of one of the figures mentioned in the resource and present their findings to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The 26-page guide was designed as a resource to prepare class members for a 2004 concert tour: however, the materials are appropriate for any study of jazz, democracy, or the struggle for civil rights
  • Based on the Wynton Marsalis and Sandra Day O'Connor Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy curriculum

  • Each of the three lessons includes a playlist, bios of the key figures, and suggested classroom activities, as well as a list of suggested websites, videos/DVDs, and recordings

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