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Jazz

Born around the year 1895 in New Orleans, this distinct style of music brought together the elements of ragtime, marching band music, and the blues.

This lesson mentions slavery.

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Vocabulary
  • slave
  • labor
  • plantation
  • spiritual
  • settler
  • tradition
  • funeral
  • melody
  • improvise
  • fashionable
  • popularity
  • contribution
PDF Content
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • group discussion
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension A(True or False)
  • Comprehension B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion(Reference)