The First Talkie: The Jazz Singer

This lesson requires pre-reading provided in advance by Typhoon Club

  • Article description: In this lesson, we will learn about the ground breaking 1927 movie, “The Jazz Singer”. It revolutionized storytelling in the cinema with the introduction of synchronized sound. Students will imagine what it would have been like to experience this new development and in their writing will explain their experience to their friends. Through engaging discussions and reflections, students will enhance their descriptive writing skills as they imagine and articulate their reactions to the movie experience.
  • Lesson Question: If you were alive in 1927 and went to see The Jazz Singer, what do you think your reaction would be? How would you describe your experience to your friends who had not seen the movie?
  • Text Type: Creative Writing within an historical context.
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