Big Band music 1940s
Lesson Plan by, Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Berke received both her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees from Drake University, and her PhD from The University of Arizona. She taught elementary and middle school vocal/general music in Iowa, Arizona, and Nebraska. In addition to teaching in public schools, she has been teaching music at the preschool level for six years in various settings. She has been a clinician at numerous national and regional conferences. Her current research interests include early childhood music education, music education for students with special needs, the Orff-Schulwerk approach to music education, and the integration of music and the arts within the general curriculum.
In this lesson, using a listening map as a guide, students will:
Students should have read the "Pop Culture Goes to War" under the "Farm Life Section" and Glenn Miller bio found under "A Jeep is a Jeep, right?" in the "Machines Section."
As we visited the Wessels Living History Farm website we found that "jazz was the most popular form of music during the war." One of the most famous musicians from the 1940s was Glenn Miller. Today we're going to explore one of his pieces called "Jeep Jockey Jump."
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