Miles Davis Teacher Resources
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Jazz Music and the Crisis Over School Desegregation
High schoolers will learn to appreciate the civil rights movement with a focus on Little Rock, Arkansas. They will also acknowledge Louis Armstrong's unparalleled contributions to American music.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 48 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
ART- LANGUAGE OF SYMBOLS
Students discuss how color construct meaning in art. They will demonstrate a technical knowledge and creative use of formal elements and principals of design. Students then discuss the way their selection of color contributed to their work.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 5 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
Warhol and Collaboration
Students view images of Warhol/Basquiat collaboration and discuss them using the questions listed in the lesson plan. They work in groups to choose a theme or topic relating to American culture and discuss ideas about symbols that could be used to represent their ideas.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Storytellers: Bruce Springsteen
Students use the correct music terminology to evaluate a performance, composition, and arrangement of the song "Blinded by the Light" by Bruce Springsteen and compare it to another version recorded by Manfred Man.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 48 Downloads
The Black Snowman, An Interdisciplinary Unit
Sixth graders make a two column chart listing ten African Americans in one column and their detailed contribution to our society in the second column. Then, they select one of the famous African Americans to research and then create a six slide PowerPoint presentation according to the criteria in the handout provided.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Middle Passage: a Journey of Endurance
Students determine that thriving African cultures engaged in international trade and exploration before the emergence of European civilization. The study ancient Ghana, its geographic locale, the diversity therein to include its people, their lifestyles, languages, and customs.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 10 Views 40 Downloads
Courage to Be You: King Day
Students define discrimination and what its like to be a stranger.In this discrimination lesson, students research the lives of Vivien Thomas and Hamilton Naki. Students produce a wall display showing how they've overcome discrimination.
6th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 11 Downloads
A Guide Through the Culture of the Blues
Students 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 4 Views 3 Downloads
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 7 Views 38 Downloads