- Students will study how social and economic changes in post–World War II America influenced arts and culture.
- Students will learn about the experience of African Americans in the postwar period, including the civil rights movement and desegregation, and the influence of these experiences on African-American culture.
- Students will study how competition with the Soviet Union during the Cold War contributed to the popularity of jazz around the world.
- Students will learn about the musical characteristics of bebop, and be able to articulate the similarities and differences between earlier jazz styles (such as swing) and bebop.
- Students will identify important jazz innovators and soloists in the postwar period, and be able to identify characteristics of bebop, cool jazz, Latin jazz, and hard bop.
- Students will understand how different conceptions of artistry and the role of artists influenced the development, dissemination, and popularity of jazz in the 1940s and 1950s.
National Council for the Social Studies
Curriculum Standards for Social Studies II: Thematic Strands
Strands I–VI, IX
National Center for History in the Schools
National Standards for U.S. History
Era 8: 3 / Era 7: 1, 4
National Standards for Arts Education
Music Standards 6, 8, 9
National Standards for Civics and Government
Standards 4 & 5
Expeditions Geography Standards
Standards 1, 4–6, 9–12