Middle School Lesson 25 Option 2: History of Jazz Lesson 15, project

In this lesson you will

  • “Scoo Be Doo Song” – review
  • “Five Four Groove” – try improvising, create movement to illustrate 5/4
  • History of Jazz
    • Lesson 15 – Soul Boss Fusion
  • go over student Jazz Artist Project with them

Objectives

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

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Along with 5/4

Listen and echo the rhythms.

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Song Used: Scoo Be Doo Song

2 Review "Scoo be Doo Song"

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Song Used: Five Four Groove

3 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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4 Learn about Soul, Boss and Fusion

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

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5 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.

6 Safeshare link to "Mister Magic"

This is a safeshare link to "Mister Magic".

If the link doesn't work for you google, "Mister Magic".

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

7 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.