Show Me A Beat

Learn about the music of Missouri in this lesson plan!

These lessons include learning about:

  • Sedalia, MO and Scott Joplin, the "King of Ragtime"
  • St. Louis, MO and W.C. Handy’s song "St. Louis Blues"
  • The Kansas City, MO jazz scene of the 1930s
  • Springfield, MO and the county music of Ozark Jubilee

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