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Exploring Black History & Social Change with Jazz

4th-6th Grade Students

Jazz4Freedom links Jazz to Black History in Pennsylvania and beyond, while encouraging individual creative expression. This virtual program includes 8 lessons, 45-minutes each, delivered over video call by Kimmel’s experienced teaching staff, and meets ELA and Social Studies standards.  The program offers an age appropriate opportunity for students to express their feelings about recent events regarding social change using their creative voice. Content covered in discussions includes Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Movement, Compare and Contrast poetry and music, and current events related to social change including Climate Change and the Black Lives Matter movement.  Asynchronous assignments designed to take 15-20 minutes in creative expression are included.

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In addition to our 8-lesson residency program, 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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