Unit 6: The Jazz Age The 1920’s Culture & Influential African Americans. SS5H4: The student will describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post- World War I America.
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SS5H4: The student will describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post- World War I America.
b. Describe the cultural developments and individual contributions in the 1920s of the Jazz Age (Louis Armstrong), the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes),baseball (Babe Ruth), the automobile (Henry Ford), and the airplane (Charles Lindbergh).
Let’s learn more about Jazz music from a Jazz musician:
Let’s Listen: “It’s a Wonderful World”
William H. Johnson
Jeunesse by Palmer Hayden
Improvisation– not following a script or set pattern; “playing it by ear”
An example of this is the poem:"My People”
The night is beautiful,
So the faces of my people.
The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people
Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.
She is best known for her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
American culture and experiences.