Duke Ellington – Educational Lesson - SL
Your understanding of Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance would not be complete without a lesson devoted to the contributions of African American composer, pianist and bandleader Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, who helped establish the sound of jazz as a form of art. Playing at the well-known Cotton Club during the Harlem Renaissance, Ellington was recognized during his lifetime as a master of jazz music. Moreover, they won't be able to put down these interesting reading comprehension lessons describing his life and work. Questions are also available that help students learn about his contributions to Harlem and the history of jazz music.
Three fun facts about Duke Ellington:
He received a total of thirteen Grammy Awards.
He referred to his music as “American music,” rather than jazz.
A United States Commemorative stamp with his image on it was issued in 1986.
Harlem Roots Supplemental Lesson
People learn in many different ways. One of the best ways to ensure that every lesson is forever remembered is by purchasing the supplemental lesson for each lesson. All of the supplemental lessons will contain three different activities to help build an understanding of the topic, and help reinforce what they have learned.
- With your supplemental lesson, you can expect to receive a vocabulary list which will feature ten words and their definitions as they are related to the text for the student to do.
- For easy learning you will also enjoy ten fun facts that pertain to the lesson.
- In addition to these tools, every supplemental lesson you also contain one word search puzzle.
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