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Ella Fitzgerald Biography Mini-Unit

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Before there was Beyonce, before there was Madonna, before there was Cher, there was Ella. Introduce Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady of Jazz, with a reading comprehension exercise that presents a brief biography of her life and then asks...
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Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
A reading of Tanya Lee Stones' biography of Ella Fitzgerald lets middle schoolers get up close and personal with the First Lady of Jazz. Stone recounts details of Fitzgerald's life from her early days through her experiences as a teenage...
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Welcome To Ella Fitzgerald: the Singer Not the Song

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the life and musical works of Ella Fitzgerald. They investigate how technology influences art using this series of web and video based lessons. They create their own melodies.
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Smithsonian Jazz Class: Ella Fitzgerald

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners play "Ella's Match Game" to learn an overview of Fitzgerald's life and career. For this Ella Fitzgerald lesson, students listen to excerpts of Fitzgerald's music and respond by creating writing prompts.
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The Jazz Age Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Others

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders view pictures of jazz age performers.  In this jazz history lesson plan, 5th graders discuss the difference between primary and secondary sources, view a PowerPoint presentation of great jazz musicians and discuss what they...
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Lady Sings the Blues

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore women and music in the 20th century. In this music instructional activity, students study the relationship between literature and music through The Color Purple and music by Ethel Waters, MA Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie...
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Ella Fitzgerald

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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.
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Text-Based Writing

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young writers need to know how to use both informational and argumentative texts to craft a response. Two writing prompts, one on the life of Ella Fitzgerald and the other on the importance of balancing extracurricular activities and...
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Celebrating Black History Month

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
After examining the accomplishments of George Crum, Ella Fitzgerald, James Baldwin, and Ernie Davis, class members conduct research, compare their lives and accomplishments, and then select from a menu of projects to share their...
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Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the Harlem Renaissance. In this primary source analysis lesson, students investigate images relating to the Renaissance and try to determine what they represent. Students discuss the attributes of the era.
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Let Freedom Swing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Three lessons in the Let Freedom Swing concert tour resource guide packed with information, materials, and activities that provide the context for any study of American history.
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A-Tisket, A-Tasket

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students sing sections of Ella Fitzgerald's famous song "A Tisket, A Tasket," arranged by David Elliot, in this high school music instructional activity for women's chorus. Emphasis is placed on proper singing techniques and the use of...
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Time in Jazz

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine time and meter in the jazz idiom. They analyze Take the A Train and Take Five. They research websites featuring Ella Fitzgerald and her music.
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Modern/Contemporary Music

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learn about each of the major players that contributed to each genre of modern/contemporary music. This slideshow covers the last 100 years in American music, from Gershwin to Michael Jackson, Folk to Reggae. Tip: It would be great to...
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The Harlem Renaissance or "If Renaissance Means Rebirth, Where Is the Baby?"

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Young scholars examine the significance of the Harlem Renaissance. In this African American history lesson plan, students investigate images and biographies about African Americans who contributed writing and art during the time period....
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Make A Virginia "History's Mysteries" Guessing Box!!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars create quiz boxes about Virginia's history. In this primary source analysis lesson, students locate documents and images about famous Virginians and Virginia landmarks from the Library of Congress website. Young scholars...
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Tradition through storytelling and music

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover how storytelling can shape a person's tradition.Students examine different methods of storytelling such as music, biographies, and African folktales. They then demonstrate their knowledge of storytelling by writing...
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Jane Goodall

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils read about Jane Goodall and complete discussion questions after they read about her. In this Jane Goodall lesson plan, students discuss questions as a group or write answers individually.
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VH1 Fan Club Dave Matthews Band

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study how the music of Dave Matthews Band is based on jazz, blues, bluegrass, rock and roll, and rap.
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Women in Jazz

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students watch a video: "VH1 Millennium Jazz Festival From The White House" to become familiar with prominent women in jazz. They discuss the vocally oriented nature of jazz and the contributions made by women on and off stage.
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Louis Armstrong

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the life and music of Louis Armstrong. They listen to his music, play a Louis Armstrong matching game, and write in response to his music.
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VH1 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll Lesson 3

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine female artists who perform in the genres of rhythm & blues, jazz, soul, and hip-hop/rap. They compose lyrics and melody in one of these genres.
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Duke Ellington

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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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