School Shows

Yes Indeed! Celebrating the Great American Blues Tradition

by JazzReach

Grades 5-8

Instill a greater appreciation, awareness, and understanding of the rich history of the blues in your students with this interactive program. Yes Indeed! demonstrates the blues’ roots in work songs, spirituals, hymns, field hollers, and chants of 19th century southern U.S. The distinct sound emerged as a creative expression for persisting through hardship and prevailing over adversity. In discovering this uniquely American musical style, students will identify the blues as the inspiration for R&B, funk, gospel, rock, and hip hop.

“Great show! The musicians
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LBC performance may not include pieces from above video.

Set the Stage

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Prepare your students for their trip to the virtual theater with these free resource materials.

  • Artist’s Study Guide
  • Talking Points for Classroom Discussion
  • Classroom Activities

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • 5.RL.7: Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
  • 7.RI.3: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
  • 8.RI.7: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students research and assume the identity of a key musician in the history of the Blues for a monologue prepared for the class and discuss that musician’s contribution to music.

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Event Information


11:30 am
Tue, Feb 21, 2023
60 minutes
jazzreach.org

In-Person at LBC!

Students: $9
$3 discount per student on the National Lunch Program!
Adults: $9
1 free adult for every 10 students!

Scholarships available.


Extend your field trip to LBC with Art Talks!

Take your students on a self-guided or docent-led tour of our Sculpture Garden. Thoughtfully restored following the 2017 firestorms, our Sculpture Garden is designed to reflect the local Sonoma County landscape. In the Garden, there are two picnic tables with smaller versions of the sculpture elements that you see in the landscape. If you like, have students find new ways to arrange the colorful pieces. Then please leave what they have made for the next visitors to enjoy.

You can sign up for a free docent-led tour right on your School Show application or contact us by email or phone at 707.800.7504!

MORE INFORMATION

  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, Education Operations & Services Supervisor, or call 707.800.7504.
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