In this lesson you will

  • Review the song “Follow the Drinking Gourd”
  • History of Jazz Lesson 1:  Roots of Jazz – listening example and worksheet/discussion questions
  • History of Jazz Lesson 2:  Dixieland – listening example and worksheet/discussion questions

Objectives

  • I can sing a folk song.
  • I can describe the roots of jazz.
  • I can describe Dixieland.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Follow the Drinkin' Gourd

1 Review Song #47 "Follow the Drinkin' Gourd"

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2 History of Jazz 1: Roots of Jazz

Watch the video 'The Roots of Jazz'.

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3 Listen to Scott Joplin "Maple Leaf Rag"

View the Safeshare link to Scott Joplin "Maple Leaf Rag".

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Use this video to answer the listening questions in the worksheet that follows.

4 Complete the Worksheet or Discuss the Questions

5 History of Jazz 2: Dixieland

Watch the video 'Dixieland'.

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6 View the Video of "Cakewalk"

View the video of "Cakewalk".

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Use this video to answer the listening questions in the worksheet that follows.

7 Complete the Worksheet or Discuss the Questions