Duke Ellington and the Rise of Jazz in New York - 4th Grade Adaptation
How did Duke Ellington help transform popular American music?
At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:
- Understand what makes jazz music “jazz”
- Understand how the African American experience is reflected in the music that Duke Ellington popularizes
- Become familiar with the particular achievements of Duke Ellington
- How is a community defined?
- How was the African American community defined?