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.

“My students were very impressed with the skill
of the musicians and were very entertained.”

LBC performance may vary.

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Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the theater with these free resource materials. (Coming soon!)

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

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.

Art Talks: Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Extend your field trip by touring our Sculpture Garden with a specially trained docent! Our current exhibition, Harmonies: Kati Casida, Catherine Daley, and Jann Nunn, features three highly acclaimed Bay Area sculptors. Join us with a group of up to 100 people for a a walking tour through these unique works. Tours begin 15 minutes after school shows and last approximately 20 minutes. Advanced registration is required. Sign up using the application available online or email Chrystie Prokopakis for more information.

Or take a self-guided tour using this map.

MORE INFORMATION

  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, School & Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.
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