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Introduce Vocabulary: Charlie Parker Played Be Bop (Raschka)
Get in touch with Charlie Parker's jazz beats as learners explore new words in Chris Raschka's onomatopoeic book Charlie Parker Played Be Bop. Scholars are acquainted with some musical terminology before they hear these terms in the text: alone, barbecue, be bop, saxophone, and trombone.
K - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Jazz in America Lesson Plan 5
Students survey Bebop and identify the basic terms associated with jazz.They experience the music of Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday and participate in a class discussion regarding jazz's contribution to and reflection of American culture in the 1940s and early '50s.
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 15 Downloads
Now's the Time, Charlie Parker Now's the Time, Eddie Jefferson
Students delve into the music of bebop style jazz and the life and talents of some of the great musicians. The styles of Charlie Parker and James Moody are compared and contrasted in this lesson.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students explore music theory by reading children's stories in class. In this Jazz history lesson plan, students read several books about Jazz and identify the famous saxophonist Charlie Parker. Students collaborate in groups and participate in a music scavenger hunt.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 18 Downloads
Sixth graders combine sounds or movements to create rhythm in dance and language. In this rhythm lesson, 6th graders read a poem and listen to the rhythm in the words. Students complete dance movements using sequence of pattern movements. Students then create a word bank and clap the rhythm of the words.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 16 Downloads
Fahrenheit 451: Culture and History
Are literature and jazz dangerous as Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera contends? To establish the cultural and historical context of Fahrenheit 451, class members read a short essay about the 1950s and listen to classic jazz artists.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads
Lesson: Proposal for a School Sculpture
After discussing the artistic elements and design process needed to construct the modern sculpture, Lao Tzu, kids get logical. They consider the purposeful use of space in the sculpture, design a modern piece for a specific space at school, and then write an organized and well-supported proposal to have the sculpture installed.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads
Draw Me the Music
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 musicians.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 32 Downloads
Can You Hear a Story?
Students gain an understanding of relationships between music and language arts. They analyze a story and create a musical composition that reflects and enhances the story. The musical accompaniment will be produced in a book on tape.
2nd - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 36 Downloads
Lesson: All in a Name
Lao Tzu was the fabled author of the Toa te Ching, Lau Tzu is also the name of a large sculptural piece. Kids examine Mark di Suvero's larger-than-life sculptures in relation to the elements of art they've learner about. They examine each piece for color, line, space, and shape.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Learn about each of the major players that contributed to each genre of modern/contemporary music. This slideshow covers the last 100 years in American music, from Gershwin to Michael Jackson, Folk to Reggae. Tip: It would be great to incorporate a few music clips so that children who haven't been exposed to these genres can understand the musical progression better.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 136 Downloads
Dream in Color
Try out a packet of poetry materials to kick-start a poetry unit. Made up of poetry written by black poets, this resource provides three themed sections (family and friends, sports, and dreams) that can be used however you see fit. Each section includes a main poem, background information about the topic and poem, discussion questions, activities, and additional poems that relate to the theme of the section.
6th - 9th Language Arts 20 Views 19 Downloads
Charlie Parker: ESL Past Tense Verbs
For this ESL past tense verbs worksheet, students read a story about a typical man's daily routine. Students practice the use of past tense verbs "did" and "was" as they fill in blanks in the questions and answers.
6th - 7th English Language Development 3 Views 3 Downloads