Charlie Parker Teacher Resources
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Romare Bearden's The Dove - A Meeting of Vision and Sound
Students explore African american culture of the late 1950's and 60's through various primary sources including literature, music, art and others. They then prepare and conduct a mock interview and present with the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Students decide on favorite classroom songs to include in a book of sing-along song lyrics. In this book-making lesson, students cooperatively decide on their favorite songs from the year. They then work on illustrations that represent their chosen songs.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
The Impact of the Music of the Harlem Renaissance on Society
Students define the community of Harlem. They explain the growth of music in this area and identify important people who spearheaded this movement. They identify places where music grew in Harlem and establish a visual as well as an aural account of the musical history of this era.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Everybody's Boppin', Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
Students probe the musical style of scat singing with imitation instruments. While listening to the musical pieces, they identify when one singer finishes and another begins. The singing groups' styles are contrasted in this lesson.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Young scholars conduct research and present a part of Kansas City history to the class. They develop questions and ideas to initiate and refine research. They use technological tools and other resources to locate, select and organize information.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Guide Through the Culture of the Blues
High schoolers examine the history of blues music and discover how it relates to the music of today. As a class, they listen to the drum songs of Africa and compare it to the use of drums in pop music today. Using the internet, they research the history of the blues and its early artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Poems, Prayers, Promises, and Possibilities: The Music of Poetry
Twelfth graders express themselves through poetry. They discover the connection between their music and the music of poetry and hear their work and how the sound of a poem or an analytical paper improves their written work. They develop public speaking skills.
12th English Language Arts
Jazz: Expression through Improvisation
Students watch a video on improvisation. They improvise original melodies over given chord progressions. They develop criteria to evaluate the merits of improvisational performances and apply the criteria in their personal listening and performing.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts