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Jazz and the Visual Arts

by Giselle Villatoro of Sample
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Written By
Giselle Villatoro of Sample

Grade Level
5-8

Subject
Arts - Visual

Lesson Overview: Visual Thinking Strategies allow students to develop flexible and rigorous thinking skills, including observing, brainstorming, reasoning with evidence, speculating, cultivating point of view, reflecting, and revising. 

Students will be able to:

  • Begin a process of looking at and responding to art objects.
  • Comment on what they see in the pictures presented.
  • Hear the ideas of others.
  • Hear teacher’s acknowledgement and support of their responses.

Common Core Connection:

National Standards for United States History1 (grades 5-12)
Students should be able to:

  1. appreciate historical perspectives (Historical Comprehension Standard 2f).
  2. draw upon visual, literary, and musical sources including...folk, popular and classical music, to clarify, illustrate, or elaborate upon information presented in the historical narrative (Historical Comprehension Standard 2i).
  3. draw comparisons across eras and regions in order to define enduring issues as well as large-scale or long-term developments that transcend regional and temporal boundaries (Historical Analysis and Interpretation Standard 3d).
  4. analyze...the influence of ideas (Historical Analysis and Interpretation Standard 3e).
  5. the influence of the past (Historical Analysis and Interpretation 3j).