Students examine the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald. They participate in a matching game, explore an Internet website, and write in response to Ella Fitzgerald's music.
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Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For
Students examine the basic characteristics of jazz, and its relationship to African-American culture and history. They listen to examples of jazz, conduct research, and create a 20th century timeline of music and historical events.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Jazz Age Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Others
Fifth graders view pictures of jazz age performers. In this jazz history lesson, 5th graders discuss the difference between primary and secondary sources, view a PowerPoint presentation of great jazz musicians and discuss what they see.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Make A Virginia "History's Mysteries" Guessing Box!!
Students create quiz boxes about Virginia's history. In this primary source analysis lesson plan, students locate documents and images about famous Virginians and Virginia landmarks from the Library of Congress website. Students use the...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
The Harlem Renaissance or "If Renaissance Means Rebirth, Where Is the Baby?"
Students examine the significance of the Harlem Renaissance. In this African American history activity, students investigate images and biographies about African Americans who contributed writing and art during the time period. Students...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History