Louisiana: Cradle of Jazz (Story with Exercises)
A story (print and audio) and activities about the history of New Orleans Jazz:
If you would like to expand on the story and exercises for Louisiana: Cradle of Jazz
- Visit The National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment to view lesson plans and resources for Jazz Appreciation Month.
- Visit the Smithsonian Jazz Class and play a matching game about Louis Armstrong, learn more about jazz and other jazz musicians, and download lesson plans.
- Visit the site for Jazz, a Ken Burns documentary, to read biographies of jazz musicians or read about jazz in different periods of U.S. history, or visit the jazz lounge where you can hear samples of jazz and learn how to listen to jazz.
This story is adapted from Across the U.S. published by New Readers Press.