Students discover a variety of Duke Ellington compositions and the elements that make his sound unique. In this jazz lesson plan, students participate in a Duke Ellington Matching Game and an activity based on his music.
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Duke Ellington
Learners read Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the life of the 20th century composer. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and...
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Learning Adjectives through the Duke
Duke Ellington, jazz, and jive kick-off a fun and creative lesson on responding emotionally to music. The class will learn about jive talk used in the 1920s and the life and music of Duke Ellington. They'll listen to a selection of his...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Music To My Ears: The District of Columbia Quarter
Students practice identifying different genres of music by creating posters. In this music appreciation instructional activity, students research Duke Ellington and complete worksheets based on his style of music, Jazz. Students...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Duke Ellington and the Rise of Jazz in New York
Students consider how Duke Ellington impacted the rise of jazz music. In this jazz music lesson plan, students listen to a lecture regarding the life and work of Ellington. Students also watch a video regarding Ellington and discuss...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Using Prior Knowledge from Personal Experiences-Understanding Duke Ellington
Young scholars research the life of Duke Ellington. In this music history lesson plan, students draw comparisons between the early life experiences of Duke Ellington and themselves. Young scholars work in small groups to compare...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts