Scott Joplin: King of Ragtime Biography and Activities

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5th - 12th, Homeschool
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  1. Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime Composers, has a story that needs to be told. This bundle focuses on three products that teach about his life, his challenges, heartbreaks, triumphs and tragedies. The Scott Joplin resources are:Scott Joplin, The King of Ragtime BiographyScott Joplin, Politics, Ra
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For classroom, homeschool, and unschool, here's a unit study about the life of Scott Joplin, composer of “The Entertainer” and “The Maple Leaf Rag." Joplin was the King of Ragtime, yet, when he died in 1917 at about age 49, he was nearly forgotten. This History Quick Adventure Pack incorporates cartoon storyboards, fun activities, and worksheets to accommodate a wide range of learning styles. Activities include reading, creative writing, 2 videos with study guides, analysis of primary source newspaper articles, a word search puzzle, and an art project. This PDF printable is in full color but looks great when printed in grayscale, too. Help students gain an appreciation for this important American composer. Answer key and links to additional resources are included.

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