Smithsonian Jazz Class: Benny Carter
Learners play "Benny's Match Game" to learn about the life and career of Benny Carter. Students listen to samples of Benny Carter's music and create written responses that evaluate his music.
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The Music of the Mardi Gras Indians
The traditions, costumes, and the music of the Mardi Gras Indians, African-Americans and those with African American or Native American Heritage are the focus of a unit that introduces class members to a little-known group that plays a...
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Smithsonian Jazz Class: Ella Fitzgerald
Learners play "Ella's Match Game" to learn an overview of Fitzgerald's life and career. In this Ella Fitzgerald instructional activity, students listen to excerpts of Fitzgerald's music and respond by creating writing prompts.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Storytellers: Dave Matthews Band, Lesson 1
Studentsview a video of the Dave Matthews Band and identify the various instruments used by them. They identify a variety of techniques used to produce musical sound on these instruments. finally, they discuss the function of each part...
7th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts