America After WWI
Eleventh graders listen to music from the beginning of the 20th century and compare and contrast lyrics as they show attitudes towards women and post-WWI societies. They examine the role of dance in this society.
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Dance and Discourse: Boogie Down with History
How did the Charleston reflect the culture of the 1920s? To find the answer, class members are taught the dance, read an essay by Albert Haim entitled, “The Charleston in the 1920s: the Dance, the Composers, and the Recordings,” and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"Jazz is About Collaboration": Jim Crow Laws And Segregation
Learners explore development of jazz music in the 1930s by forming imaginary jazz bands which tour several cities in Depression-era America. Jazz band members create imaginary identities for themselves, develop publicity for their tour,...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Getting the Meaning in Pop Music
Critical thinkers compare the impact of visual versus aural perception in how they comprehend artistic intent. They consider the meaning of a set of pop lyrics first by reading them, then by listening to them orally, and finally viewing...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Black and Blue: Jazz in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
High schoolers analyze the impact of jazz on the novel, "Invisible Man," by Ralph Ellison. They read and discuss excerpts of the novel, write an essay on the influence of jazz on Ralph Ellison as a writer, and view video excerpts on...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Jazz and World War II: A Rally to Resistance, A Catalyst for Victory
Students examine the impact of WWII on the development of jazz music and consider how jazz music helped to boost morale of both soldiers and those left at home. They identify the function of jazz as a cultural export and discuss its...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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