What is American Jazz Music: Scavenger Hunt

What is American Jazz Music-Scavenger Hunt

Michael Wann
mwann@hcpss.org
Northfield Elementary School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Multimedia
Information Processing

Level:

Elementary

Class:

General Music

Equipment:

Internet,computer lab,printer,headphones,web
browser,search engine

Duration:

60 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Students know how to search the internet and print.

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.
MENC 8: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
MENC 9: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture

Materials:

Questions:
1. Brief history of Jazz in America, and when
it developed.
2. Compare and contrast the music of Count Basie,
and Duke Ellington.

Objectives:

Students will be able to articulate a general
knowledge of American Jazz Music,and two composers
of the genre (Count Basie, Duke Ellington)

Sites: www.allaboutjazz.com
www.jazzdisco.com

Procedures:

Hand out The Jazz Music Scavenger Hunt worksheet
and tell students to use the internet to complete
the worksheet by the end of the period.
Students will search the internet for facts on American
Jazz Music and listen to excerpts from “Mood Indigo”

Evaluation:

Appropriate answers as it relates the worksheet
followed with class discussion.

Follow Up:

Continue with a American Jazz Music timeline
with developments/styles.
Include several other jazz composers and or
performers.

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