African and Jazz Music Lessons and Worksheets

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These African and Jazz Music lessons and worksheets tell the story of how Rock Music began. It has been created with the Middle School and General Music student in mind. It has a focus on the Elements of Music Listening Analysis, Paragraph Writing and the use of the Super Six Strategies.

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Included in this resource are:

  • TWO versions – one printable and one classroom/display
  • How Rock was Born, Music of Africa, Features of African Music, Untuned Percussion, Tuned Percussion, Wind and String Instruments, History of Jazz Music, Jazz Instruments, Features of Jazz Music
  • Spelling words, definition match it cards, vocabulary activity
  • Super Six Comprehension Strategies- Making Connections, Monitoring, Predicting, Questioning, Summarizing and Visualizing
  • Elements of Music Listening Questions, with links to suggested music
  • TWO different versions of Elements of Music Paragraph Writing Templates – P.E.E.L. and T.X.X.X.C
  • Suggested performance pieces with links
  • BONUS Extension Activities

This unit of work is a great way to get your students understanding and appreciating where the music they listen to has its origins. Your students will enjoy the variety of music embedded in the unit – both listening to it and having the opportunity to perform it on the instruments available to them in your classroom.

When I teach this unit, I use the African Ensemble Assignment as a fun performing and composition assessment. Be sure to check it out in my store!

Happy Teaching

Julia from Jooya


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Total Pages
140 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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