A short set of lessons on Jazz, originally taught at a KIPP: Gaston College Prep for Saturday school (for enrichment, not remediation or punishment). Lessons include: Who Invented Hip Hop? Personality and Dialogue Pushing the Envelope Latin Jazz This resource is part of the Social Studies 7 course.


  • Arts > General
  • Arts > Music
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


jazz music hip hop



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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-02-26.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is an excellent mini-unit on jazz. There are a series of lessons that include objectives, activities, graphic organizers, and music suggestions. All of the activities help students gain a better understanding of the origins of jazz, different types of jazz, and links to current music. The materials could be used as a stand alone unit or could be integrated into a variety of courses such as a US History class or a History of Music class. It should be noted that there some classroom specific references that would need to be changed in order to use the unit in another classroom.

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