Jazz, an American tradition

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Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Level:
Adult Education
Language:
English
Material Type:
Lesson
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML
Abstract:
This lesson is aimed at adults who interrupted their education due to multiple problems. The purpose is to develop reading and writing skills while learning essential information about the musical genre of jazz.

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Christopher Klune
on Jun 14, 04:57pm Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Superior (3)

Strong resources and content explain the subject matter very well.

Perhaps the level of language used in the subject matter and resources might be a bit too advanced for earlier grades

Christopher Klune
on Jun 14, 04:57pm Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Strong (2)

Overall the materials are useful and the way in which teachers should use them is outlined well.

What could be improved is outlining how these materials can be used for different learners (ie English Language Learners, Special Needs learners, etc.)

Christopher Klune
on Jun 14, 04:57pm Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Strong (2)

Assessments are strong, though a rubric for evaluation regarding the writing portion should be included for the benefit of the teacher and student.

Christopher Klune
on Jun 14, 04:57pm Evaluation

Quality of Technological Interactivity: Not Applicable (N/A)

I didn't feel this was applicable

Christopher Klune
on Jun 14, 04:57pm Evaluation

Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Superior (3)

For a 30-45 minute lesson I believe the exercises are strong and succinct.

Perhaps more development could go into the 'Application' phase as merely asking students 'how does this apply to your lives?' is a bit of a surface-level exploration of what they learned.

Christopher Klune
on Jun 14, 04:57pm Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Limited (1)

Though I realize this lesson is for early ages, I believe the activities and assessments could encourage deeper learning or engagement with Jazz. The creative writing piece taps into this. The word bank as an activity is good for memorization of facts but does not develop deeper understandings of Jazz.

Edward Wilson
on May 01, 09:42pm Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Superior (3)

Some of the material is at a more advanced level. Also, there is a lot of material for one lesson!