African American Cultural Heritage: Jazz Dawns in America

Video title: Jazz Dawns in America

Use this African American History and Cultural Heritage video entitled Jazz Dawns in America to study a greater appreciation for the cultural contributions of African Americans and the development of jazz, an American music that has its roots in Africa, and identify African American musicians and vocalists, including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzie Gillespie, Billie Holiday, and Scott Joplin.

Trace the development of jazz, from it's African roots in work chants and spirituals, through blues to the dawn of the jazz sound in New Orleans. Identify African American musicians and vocalists, including Elizabeth Cotton, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Scott Joplin.

 

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African American Cultural Heritage: Jazz Dawns in America. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • Jazz Music in America. Learn about Jazz Dawns in America. Survey the contributions of African Americans to literature, art, and music from the eighteenth century to the present day and gain a greater appreciation for their cultural contributions.
  • Trace the development of jazz, an American music that has its roots in Africa, and identify African American musicians and vocalists, including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzie Gillespie, Billie Holiday, and Scott Joplin.
  • Survey the works of African American writers, from the eighteenth-century poetry of Phillis Wheatley to the abolitionist speeches of Frederick Douglass to the literary voices of the Harlem Renaissance and the racial themes of contemporary authors.
  • Discover the paintings and sculptures created by African American artists, including Selma Burke, Meta Warrick Fuller, Jacob Lawrence, and Henry O. Tanner.
  • Identify the innovative photographic techniques developed by James Van Der Zee.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables children to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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