Louis Armstrong Teacher Resources
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The History of American Music: Its Composers and Musicians
A quick slideshow briefly describes the origins of American Jazz. It presents several notable musicians, including Louis Armstrong, alongside the progression of Jazz music from Dixieland to Improv. Tip: Add music examples for the era to...
9th - 12th
To Kill a Mockingbird: Culture and History
To establish the historical and cultural context of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members listen to an audio that describes Lee's life experiences that parallel the novel, including her friendship with Truman Capote. Groups then read...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Legends in History using Louis Armstrong's "Heebie Jeebies"
Eleventh graders evaluate the role of legends in history after listening to the song, "Heebie Jeebies," by Louis Armstrong. They research well-known legends to determine their accuracy and explain their relevance in the history. There is...
African Americans Seen Through the Eyes of the Newsreel Cameraman
Fifth graders learn about this history of jazz music. For this musical influences lesson, 5th graders read God Bless the Childand listen to a recording of it. Students create a KWL chart on jazz and early 1900s music and dance. Students...