(Grades 2-4) Four Short Lessons covering Dixieland, Big Band Swing, Bebop and Jazz-Rock - About 80 Years of Jazz in About 80 Minutes is the perfect introductory unit to jazz for elementary classes. Your students will discover four different styles of jazz, hear the sounds of jazz instruments and meet Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis -- four great musicians who created and shaped this genre.
The kit includes an informative teacher's guide, a set of flashcards and a CD with "real" instrument music examples. Two games are included to review and reinforce the music, musicians and concepts presented. Style by Numbers and Three In A Row are fast-paced cooperative learning or whole group activities that are easy to teach and will keep your students engaged and intrigued.