Louisiana Jazz

Little Read 2016

Louisiana Jazz - Curricular Activities

Use the information in this Smore for your curricular activities.


Choice 1

Lights, Camera, Action: An Interview with Louis Armstrong

  • Pair students - Interviewer and Louis Armstrong
  • Students develop questions that could only be answered by Louis Armstrong
  • Students dress the part
  • Use a green screen and allow students to choose their own background
  • Film students interviewing each other


Interview Tips Handout

Sample Interview

Rubric Examples

Sample Graphic Organizer for Interview


Choice 2

Nickname, Shmickname, What's in a Name


  • Students will work in partners, small groups, or as a class.
  • Create a list of nicknames for students in their class based on events, looks, and character traits.
  • Create a presentation/photo collage/movie of the students with their nicknames- Be creative!



List of 240 Character Traits and Habits

List of Jazz Musicians and their Nicknames

PicMonkey

Canva

Canva Example

Quotely

ChatterPix

ChatterPix Example



Choice 3

History Timelines

Students will work in partners, small groups, or as a class to create a timeline of Louis Armstrong (life or music), cars, music, or any connection to the book.

Louis Armstrong TImeline

Time Line

Tiki-Toki

Animoto App

Louis Armstrong

Born in New Orleans in 1901, legendary jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong first learned to play a cornet in reform school. Armstrong excelled at the instrument and was soon playing with jazz groups around New Orleans. In 1922, Armstrong’s mentor, Joe \"King\" Oliver, invited Armstrong to join his band in Chicago. Here Armstrong perfected his improvisational style, which also influenced many other musicians. Moving to New York in 1924, Armstrong made recordings with numerous jazz legends and cut a series of records with groups called the Hot Fives and the Hot Sevens. By the 1930s, Armstrong had attained widespread popularity. He performed on Broadway and in several movies, usually playing himself. In 1963 Armstrong scored a huge international hit with his version of \"Hello Dolly\" and won the 1965 Best Male Vocalist Grammy for the recording. By the time he died in 1971, Armstrong was acknowledged as one of jazz history’s most important figures.

Nicknames

Definition - noun - a familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name.

Definition - verb - give a nickname to; call by a nickname.


The iconic jazz trumpeter of the 20th century, Armstrong was nicknamed “Satchmo” because his cheeks bulged so much when he blew his horn that he resembled a “satchel mouth.” Born in New Orleans on this date in 1901, he originated “scat” singing, later made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, in which the human voice rendered the same effects as various jazz instruments. Armstrong’s gravelly voice and virtuoso playing helped jazz join the mainstream in the 1920s. Later, he was know as the "King of Jazz" because of all of his accomplishments.

Louis Armstrong, with Marable's Capital Revue

Louis Armstrong (1900-1971), shown here on the riverboat S.S. Capital in 1919 with Marable's Capital Revue, helped make the improvizational innovation of jazz a national phenomenon when he moved to Chicago in the 1920s.
Big image
What a wonderful world - LOUIS ARMSTRONG.
Louis Armstrong meets Duke Ellington 1961 (Full CD HQ)
Jeepers Creepers 1958 Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden
Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In
Let's Paint

Artist Juan Sanchez talks about his giant mural in honor of Louis Armstrong.

Duke Ellington

The Caldecott Honor book by Andrea Davis Pinkney, with illustrations by Brian Pinkney and narration by Forrest Whitaker, comes alive in this story about Duke Ellington. Duke Ellington was known as the "King of Keys".

Citations

"Classic Jazz." Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

"Dizzy Gillespie Is Born." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

Duke Ellington Weston Woods, 1998. Full Video
Discovery Education. Web. 5/12/2015. http://www.discoveryeducation.com.

"Duke Ellington - Pianist, Conductor, Songwriter." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

Gioia, Ted. The History of Jazz. New York: Oxford UP, 1997. Print.

"Jazz Articles: Milt Jackson: Elegant Vibrations - By Josef Woodard - Jazz Articles." Jazz Articles: Milt Jackson: Elegant Vibrations - By Josef Woodard - Jazz Articles. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

"Jeepers Creepers 1958 Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

Let's Paint RRKidz, 1992. Video Segment
Discovery Education. Web. 5/12/2015. http://www.discoveryeducation.com.

https://www.louisarmstronghouse.org/timeline/time_main.htm

"Louis Armstrong House Museum - FAQ." Louis Armstrong House Museum - FAQ. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

Louis Armstrong, with Marable's Capital Revue IRC, 2005 . Image.
Discovery Education. Web. 5 December 2015. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>.

"Louis Armstrong Meets Duke Ellington 1961 (Full CD HQ)." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

Louis Armstrong Playing Trumpet in Concert Corbis, 2006 . Image.
Discovery Education. Web. 5 December 2015. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>.

"Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

"Make a Photo Collage | 10 Steps Tutorial | PicMonkey Blog." PicMonkey Blog. N.p., 15 Oct. 2012. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

"The Integrative Character of Habits." Psychol. Forsch. Psychologische Forschung 5.1 (1924): 361-62. Web.

Trumpet Playing Louis Armstrong Being Watched By His Wife Corbis, 2006 . Image.
Discovery Education. Web. 5 December 2015. <http://www.discoveryeducation.com/>.

"What a Wonderful World - LOUIS ARMSTRONG." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

Waldstein, David, "Coleman Hawkins." Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2004, "Hawkins, Coleman." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th Ed.. 2015, and "Hawkins, Coleman." World Encyclopedia. 2005. "Hawkins, Coleman 1904–1969." Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam Research, 01 Jan. 1995. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

"List of Nicknames of Jazz Musicians." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.