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Looking to use Middle School Lesson 25 – History of Jazz in your Middle School classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Timbre of Voices

You'll also cover the themes of: Eras in Music, North America

Middle School Lesson 25 – History of Jazz

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Play Along with 5/4
  2. Review “Scoo be Doo Song”
  3. Review “Five Four Groove” – Improvise
  4. Learn about Soul, Boss and Fusion
  5. Discuss the questions and/or complete the worksheet
  6. Listen to “Mister Magic”
  7. Jazz Artists Project

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can describe soul, boss and fusion.
  • I can improvise to music.

Play Along with 5/4

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Play Along with 5/4

Listen and echo the rhythms.

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Review "Scoo be Doo Song"

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Review "Scoo be Doo Song"

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Review "Five Four Groove" - Improvise

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Review "Five Four Groove" - Improvise

Sing "Five Four Groove".

As students gain confidence with the song, it will be fun to have students create their own syllables.

Create movement to go with the song.

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Learn about Soul, Boss and Fusion

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Learn about Soul, Boss and Fusion

Watch the video to learn about soul, boss and fusion.

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Discuss the questions and/or complete the worksheet

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Discuss the questions and/or complete the worksheet

The lesson questions are for discussion or for students to answer after the soul, bossa nova, fusion & smooth jazz video.

The listening questions are to be discussed or answered after the listening example.

Listen to "Mister Magic"

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Listen to "Mister Magic"

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Discuss the listening assessment questions with the students or have students complete the worksheet.

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Jazz Artists Project

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Jazz Artists Project

Go over the Jazz History unit final project.

Encourage students to choose a female jazz artist.

The project outline is in supporting resources.

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