NEA "Jazz in the Schools" Curriculum
"Jazz in the Schools" is a new web-based, multimedia curriculum from the
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that explores jazz as an indigenous
American art form and as a means to understand American history. The
five-unit, web-based curriculum and DVD toolkit are available free of charge to
high school teachers of social studies, U.S. history, and music. Lesson titles
include "The Advent of Jazz: The Dawn of the Twentieth Century," "The Jazz
Age & The Swing Era," "Bebop & Modernism," "From the New Frontier to the
New Millennium," and "Jazz: An American Story."
Each unit includes a teachers' guide with teacher tips, cross-curricular
activities, and assessment methods, as well as student activities, period
photographs, video footage, related musical excerpts, and links to additional
resources. The curriculum was produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center, a nonprofit
arts organization dedicated to jazz, and supported by a $100,000 grant from
the Verizon Foundation.
Dayton Public Schools provides a high-quality education in a safe environment that prepares our students for success in school, work and life by providing a highly effective trained staff working each day with community resources.