This page provides lesson plans designed by the New Orleans Jazz National
You may access their site directly from this link (copy and paste) or go to
the links page:
The plans deal with a number of topics in addition to the history and
development of jazz.
Due to the technical limitations of this site, navigation of the plans is
accomplished by using the pages listed below this page on the side bar.
The Rangers of the Jazz Park also intend to post the plans on their site.
When that is done, navigation should be easier by using their site directly.
Navigation is fairly simple.
Unit and lesson plans are arranged one after the other.
First, you will find a quick overview.
The pages below that will lead you through the lesson. You will find
readings, activities, answer keys, etc.
If you simply go from one page to another in order, things should be easy to
Hopefully, the Jazz Park itself will soon have the staff to arrange their web
site with main pages and sub pages which can be clicked to navigate through
Any suggestions are welcome. You may e-mail me by using the link at the top
of the page.
I hope the plans prove useful to you.
TO SEE THE FIRST PLAN, CLICK ON THE PAGE TO THE LEFT: "Jazzin' It Up".
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Jazz Unit Plan 1: "Jazzin' It Up" OVERVIEW
"Jazzin' It Up" Curriculum Standards
"Jazzin' It Up" - Lesson 1: "Bamboula"
"Jazzin' It Up"- Readings for "Bamboula" Activities.
"Jazzin' It Up"- Answer Key for "Bamboula" Reading
"Jazzin' It Up"- Lesson 2: "Evolution of Jazz"
"Jazzin' It Up"- Lesson 2 Activity Outline
"Jazzin' It Up"- Lesson 2 Student Background Reading
"Jazzin' It Up"- Lesson 2 Discussion Questions
"Jazzin' It Up"- Lesson 2 Written Assignment
"Jazzin' It Up"- Lesson 2 Alternative Art Assignment
UNIT: Mardi Gras Indians
Mardi Gras Indians Background Reading for Teacher
Mardi Gras Indians- Step 1
Mardi Gras Indians- Steps 2 and 3
Mardi Gras Indians- Visual Presentation
Mardi Gras Indians- Visual Presentation Teacher Guide
Mardi Gras Indians- Lyrics to "Indians, Here They Come"
Mardi Gras Indians- Reading Exercise
Mardi Gras Indians- Reading Exercise Answer Key
Mardi Gras Indians: Connection of Unit to next Unit on Slavery.
UNIT: SLAVERY- LESSON 1
UNIT: SLAVERY- SLAVE TRADE MAPS AND QUESTIONS
UNIT: SLAVERY- SLAVE TRADE LESSON 2: Olaudah Equiano
UNIT: SLAVERY- Lesson 2 Equiano Answer Key
Unit: Slavery- Lesson 3
Unit: Slavery, Lesson 3 READING
Unit: Slavery- READING ANSWER KEY
UNIT: Slavery- CD Selection "Run, Mary, Run"
UNIT: Slavery- Lyrics to "Run, Mary, Run"
Unit: Slavery- Additional Coded Spirituals
Unit: The Civil War Through Song
Unit: Civil War- Synopsis
Unit: Civil War- Songs from the CD
Unit: Civil War- Fort Donelson
Unit: The Civil War- Donelson: Using the Song
Unit: The Civil War- Donelson: Lyrics and Questions
Unit: The Civil War- Donelson: Answer Key
Unit: The Civil War- Donelson: Factual Reading and Quiz
Unit: The Civil War- Donelson: Student Writing Assignment
UNIT: CIVIL WAR- Drummer Boy of Shiloh and Shiloh a Requiem
UNIT: Civil War- chart for use with cd selections
Unit: The Civil War- Factual Study of Battle of Shiloh
Shiloh Answer Key
Unit: Civil War- Vicksburg
Unit: The Civil War- Vicksburg Lyrics
Unit: The Civil War- Vicksburg: Factual Reading
Unit: The Civil War- Vicksburg Student Task
Jazzin It Up- Complete Materials