SEPTEMBER 2014 UPDATE: This PPT file is a recent converted version of a SMART NOTEBOOK VERSION of the same lesson that is already available for purchase in my TpT store. Now you can have it in PPT format if you don't have access to a SMART BOARD.
This entertaining and engaging interactive POWER-POINT lesson (appropriate for grades 4-8) takes elementary music students on a journey through African-American Music and Culture. The journey begins during the Civil War era and continues up through the mid 1900's Jazz era. This particular file is Part 1 of a 3 Part unit. Parts 2 and 3 are also sold as separate files in my TpT store. Genres explored and studied in this unit (Part 1, 2, 3 combined) are as follows:
Introduction to the Unit - (part 1)
Civil War/Underground Railroad/Harriet Tubman/Drinking Gourd - (part 1)
Blues - (part 2)
Ragtime - (part 2)
Jazz (Dixieland, Swing, Be-Bop, and Much More) - (part 3)
Bibliography/Resources/Citations - (part 3)
Activities included in this interactive unit are researching/understanding the significance of the Civil War and the purpose of the Underground Railroad and how music played a huge role in this movement, identifying the characteristics of Ragtime music, identifying why/how the Blues originated, and classifying/labeling/identifying the various forms of Jazz. This file is very large and has multiple forms of media and attachments included. Because of its size, individual chapters/files have been compressed into zip files and are sold in 3 consecutive products (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 are available via my TpT store) and are meant to be sequential lessons . Video & Sound clips, listening maps, suggested websites & children's literature connections are just to name a few. Due to copyright laws, some media files are not attached but directions are given on how to attach them on your own.
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