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Instructor Date 2/2/2010
Class/Grade Level Location
Student Learning Goals of lesson (what you want the students to learn and be able to demonstrate?)
Creativity through jazz.
Prior Knowledge & Skills (what do already know and can do upon which you build the lesson?):
Years of jazz experience and time in jazz classes, history classes, and playing in jazz ensembles.
National Standards Addressed in Lesson:
Instructional materials, resources, & Technology:
Speakers, playlist of pieces chosen
Drawing paper and colored pencils/crayons for students
Relevant Contextual Factors and Modifications/Accommodations needed:
Personal Improvement Objective:
By listening to jazz, students will acquire active listening skills and creativity through story telling.
______ Selection: identify the learning focus) Jazz A.B.Z
skill focus: Creativity
conceptual focus: Short attention span
Anticipated student difficulties
Being able to create ideas and stories from unfamiliar music
Describe the following: Detailed Procedures / Instructional Strategies / Planned Statements
1. 5 min. of Jazz intro
a. Who, what, where, how
c. What they where trying to convey
2. Show two examples of poems from the book, but do not play associated music.
3. Students will split into two different groups
a. Each group listen to different recording
i. First time through just listen
ii. Second time through half of group write adjectives and other half draws picture
4. After listening, students will discuss what they wrote and drew.
5. Students create short story from adjectives and pictures (can create a story outside of what is written down…let them be creative!)
6. Each group will prepare a short presentation of their story with the music. (includes pictures students created)
a. Necessary elements:
iii. Describe how sounds associate with something from the story (why they associated sounds with characters.
7. Students present to the other group their projects.
8. Class discusses aspects of the story they liked/didn’t like and ways to improve the story to make it better match the music. (instructor leads discussion)
9. Present the book version of the artists they listened to.
a. Read poem
b. Compare what is in the book to what they came up with
c. Explain how everyone has a different perception of music and that it means different things to each person.
______ Ending Statements: (Closure: Leads to tomorrow’s activities)
The creativity of jazz helps show the correlation between creativity needed from artists to create the music and student creativity used to make stories. Jazz is about improvising and making it up as you go.