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All That Jazz (ages 8-18)
From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Ready to jazz things up a bit with Elaine and your eNDVR friends? This semester, we’re going on a cultural excursion to the southern states and beyond. That’s right, we’ll warm things up a bit with some spicy flavor: food, music and fun. We’ll learn a bit about America’s early history, including African American and Cajun cultural influences, flavorful foods and various festivals. Along the way, you may even spot a few exotic alligators in their unique habitats or famous pirates who visited the southern ports. Sail away with us as we learn more about jazz history and its importance in establishing a great deal of America’s rich, cultural heritage. If you’d like to take this for high school credit or are curious at heart, have some fun sleuthing out information related to your favorite jazz city or musician. Of course the research possibilities are endless, even regional ghost stories give a great deal of insight into the richness of the South. Each day we meet, we’ll spend time listening to at least one jazz artist and discuss literary excerpts related to southern history or “the story of Jazz.” We’ll have some free singing time (selecting from both old and new favorites) and we’ll incorporate cooking, a few creative crafts and slide shows in order to take our whole group back in time!
Highschool Transcript Credit can be earned in the following areas: American History, The Culinary Arts, Communication and Fine Arts, (literature, writing, drama, music & art history). The type of credit and amount given is dependent upon class attendance and the additional research hours a student puts in.
Younger participants are welcome, but please inquire with Elaine first.