Duke Ellington Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts


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In his teen years, Duke Ellington became a _____.

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1. How did Edward Kennedy Ellington get the nickname 'Duke'?

2. The _____ was a movement in New York where African American artists were encouraged to share talents like poetry, painting, and music.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are here to help you see how much you know about Duke Ellington. His early life and how he got his nickname are topics you'll see on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these materials is to help you check your understanding of:

  • Awards that Duke Ellington won
  • A movement in New York in which African American artists were encouraged to share talents like poetry
  • One of Ellington's most famous songs
  • How this man got his nickname

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about what Duke Ellington became in his teen years
  • Explaining information - read how Duke Ellington got his nickname and explain it correctly
  • Learning practice - use what you learned to answer questions about the life of Duke Ellington

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  • See what skills Duke Ellington had early in his life
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  • Review Ellington's albums and the awards he received