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.

First lesson in a series on Jazz Studies. This one begins with modern hip-hop and ties it back to the earliest roots in Africa and slavery. Students read a selection, complete a graphic organizer, listen to some songs, and analyze hip-hop lyrics.

This was taught at KIPP Saturday School.

This resource is part of Enrichment: Jazz Studies and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Do Now for Lesson 2 in Jazz Studies saturday school curriculum. Basically reviews what was learned the previous week.

This resource is part of Enrichment: Jazz Studies and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Students listen to Jazz selections, write down their impressions in a graphic organizer, and note examples of conversations. Suggested music is: Armstrong, Holiday, Fitzgerald, Coltrane, Monk, Hancock.

This resource is part of Enrichment: Jazz Studies and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Students listen to jazz that pushes the envelope.

Objective: 3. I will be able to identify examples of jazz musicians who try to play what no one else is capable of playing.

Suggested musicians include: Gillespie, Parker, Buddy Rich, Bill Evans, Coletrane, Blackalicious

This resource is part of Enrichment: Jazz Studies and the Social Studies 7 course.

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Students read about Latin jazz, listen, and complete a small graphic organizer. Suggested music by Dizzy Gillespie and the Afro-Cuban All Stars and Roy Hargrove.

This resource is part of Enrichment: Jazz Studies and the Social Studies 7 course.

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