Born in New Orleans in 1901, jazz musician Louis Armstrong (d.
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 100 minutes
Date Posted: 6/11/2012
This kit of guided listening activities and streaming music offers an engaging way of introducing students to jazz. It traces Louis Armstrong's career as a musician, from influences in African rhythms and New Orleans marches through performances in the 1960's and 70's. It could also be used as an introduction to using music and sound recordings as primary sources.
Although the PDFs of the guide refer to an audio CD, the same music is made available online as streaming media.