A Brief History of Jazz - Interactive Notebook

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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This print-and-go interactive notebook covers the history of jazz, from ragtime to modern jazz, while highlighting an artist from each era. Space is given for students to take free notes, as well as listening notes. Also included is a link to a corresponding Spotify playlist and a list of suggested texts.


· Ragtime – Scott Joplin

· The Blues – Ella Fitzgerald

· Classic Jazz – Louis Armstrong

· Swing – Duke Ellington

· Bebop – Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie

· Cool Jazz & Hard Bop – Miles Davis

· Latin Jazz - Mario Bauzá

· Free Jazz – John Coltrane

· Jazz Fusion – Chick Corea

· Jazz Today – Kamasi Washington

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.


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