- Students will learn about the influence of President Kennedy’s New Frontier policies.
- Students will learn about the social and political upheavals in the 1960s and their effects on American culture.
- Students will understand how jazz reflected the political and racial turbulence of the 1960s.
- Students will learn about trends in jazz during the 1960s and 1970s, including free jazz, fusion, and neo-mainstream.
- Students will learn how jazz earned its place as a significant American art form that today enjoys the support of government programs, private conservatories, and major cultural institutions.
National Council for the Social Studies
Curriculum Standards for Social Studies II: Thematic Strands
Strands I–V, VIII
National Center for History in the Schools
National Standards for U.S. History
Era 7: 3 / Era 8: 1, 3
National Standards for Arts Education
Music Standards 6, 8, 9
National Standards for Civics and Government
Expeditions Geography Standards
Standards 1, 4–6, 9–12