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Exploring Black History & Social Change with Jazz

4th Grade Students

Jazz4Freedom links Jazz to Black History in Pennsylvania and beyond, while encouraging individual creative expression. Taught by our experienced teaching artists, 4th graders are first engaged with a pre-show workshop about the Harlem Renaissance and growth of Jazz in Philadelphia. The highlight of Jazz4Freedom is a field trip to see Kimmel Center’s Jazz4Freedom performance featuring music, dance, and commentary on social change throughout history. Students are inspired by a post-show workshop which links the Civil Rights Movement to Jazz and provides opportunity for reflection on the continuation of social change. Finally, classroom teachers are empowered to continue the discussion through provided study guides connecting Jazz4Freedom to academic standards in Social Studies and Language Arts.


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For 20.21, we are offering a NEW Free Jazz4Freedom Virtual Field Trip for schools and students. To register for the virtual field trip, click here.

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