Yesterday, I listed the different projects I’m busy preparing before being really on holidays. This article will concentrate on the Jazz Project I’ll be participating in with my 5e next year.

jazz project

This jazz project is cross-curricular: music, French, art and English will be working together. And here are the notes I’ve taken:

jazz project mindmap

The final production of our Jazz Project

Our goal is to set up a real concert and exhibition in our School Library. It will show everything the students will create throughout the year. In English class and in French class, this will be an « AP » project for the 2nd term of the school year and the final task is a virtual exhibition. Of course, we’ll display every jazz-related creation at the end of the school year at the library. QR codes will « augment » my students’ productions to show everything they did and made.

Different steps of our Jazz Projects

My goal was to design this ajzz project as a chapter, from start to finish, with :

  • a final task (see above),
  • some anticipation with description of photos and paintings,
  • research about New Orleans.

I’ve recently discovered this animation movie I’ll have to integrate!

I’ll have them complete a flapbook about New Orleans and make a poster to advertise their exhibition with Jazz Instruments and Words, maybe with a word cloud.

I also really want to use this opportunity to work on biographies, and I’ll model it with a flapbook about Ella Fitzgerald. They’ll have the choice whether to publish a flapbook about a jazzman or a jazzwoman, or to create a biographical calligram. I’ll see if we’ll work from timelines because I’ve discovered a great tool recently (#confnat) called TimelineJS that I really want to try.

Edit August 2018: The Biographical Flapbooks are ready! And I’ve made more than planned!

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Finally, as a musician, I want to concentrate on music. Therefore, I will have a playlist, will work on tone, rhythm, types of jazz (ragtime, boogie-woogie …). I will also have them rewrite the famous song « What a wonderful world ». I’ve found a book to help them memorize the lyrics and illustrate them.

Documents available

So far, apart from a Memory Challenge and NOLA’s flapbook, my documents aren’t published yet.

project jazz

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