Learners analyze the origins of jazz music by examining work songs, spirituals, blues, and gospel songs as well as works of poetry from African American artists. They create their own poems from either the narrative, dramatic, or lyric style.
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Louis Armstrong: Sculptor of Sound
In this music worksheet on Louis Armstrong, students read about early jazz and Louis Armstrong, then complete 4 sentences using the information, team up with others and practice scat singing, and answer one "make connections" question.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Misterioso: Thelonius Monk
Students examine the musical style of Thelonius Monk, particularly Misterioso. They write in their journals how the song sounds and fits with the way Monk dresses. They journal about how their own music might sound if they wrote jazz music.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
A-rhythm-etic. The Math Behind the Beats
Your learners will dance in their seats as this talented drummer connects math to music in a short video clip. Clayton Cameron shows how math puts the "cool" in various genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop, pop, R&B, and others,...
6 mins 6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Modern Day Minstrel - Lesson 1
Students identify and describe the various roles that musicians fulfill. They recognize various genres of music. They identify and interview musicians in the community and invite them to come in and talk about their roles as musicians.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Breaking News English: hip hop
For this hip hop worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more...
5th - 10th English Language Arts