MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

Duke Ellington and the Rise of Jazz in New York

Goals:

Aim
How did Duke Ellington help transform popular American music?


At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify the central elements of jazz music
  • Understand the historical impact of jazz on popular American music and culture
  • Become familiar with the particular achievements of Duke Ellington

Essential Questions:

  • How is a community defined?
  • How was the African American community defined?
 

Produced by CCNMTL, Chase, Teachers College, and CCI