Dizzy Gillespie Teacher Resources
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No More Monsters for Me: Building Words with Prefixes and Suffixes
Pull a root word from a hat and make new words by adding prefixes and suffixes. After a read aloud of the Peggy Parish book No More Monsters for Me and whole group practice identifying root words and affixes, youngsters play a game to...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
20th Century Civil Rights Movement Documentary: A Multimedia Project
Groups collaborate to create historical documentaries. In this American Civil Rights lesson, groups research primary and secondary sources about the events and people pertinent to the movement in the 1950s and 1960s. They then use...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Poetry Lesson: In Our World
Students explore language arts by completing a creative writing activity. For this poetry lesson, students identify the issues facing our environment and discuss ways to save our planet. Students read a previously written environmentally...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Romare Bearden's The Dove - A Meeting of Vision and Sound
Learners 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
Jazz Forms and Improvisation
Students listen to an original recording of Louis Armstrong and discuss instrumentation. They identify an AABA song form as they listen. They list similarities between the following: traditional meets modern and small group vs. big band.
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
The Harlem Renaissance or "If Renaissance Means Rebirth, Where Is the Baby?"
Students examine the significance of the Harlem Renaissance. In this African American history lesson, students investigate images and biographies about African Americans who contributed writing and art during the time period. Students...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History