We’ve always been passionate about black history in our family. In fact, most of American music history includes accomplishments by amazing black musicians and artists.
Which is why we try to teach our kids about black jazz musicians from an early age.
And there’s no way to talk about early American jazz without discussing Billie Holiday. She was a true pioneer of songwriting, performing, and vocal styling.
So I thought this mini Billie Holiday history lesson would be a great resource to share for your black history lessons too!
This is an excellent resource for Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Jazz History Month, and more!
Plus, it’s a short lesson with simple activities, so you can use it without needing time to prep it in advance.
Need a digital copy for distance learning? There’s one of those too!
Read on to get yours.
And, for more about the work of black musicians, don’t miss our We Got Jazz! Black History Thematic Unit!
Lady Day Learning! Mini Billie Holiday History Lesson for Kids
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This mini black history lesson includes the following:
- A two-page Billie Holiday biography
- A fill in the blank review activity
- A one-page Billie Holiday word unscramble
- A one-page Billie Holiday timeline sequencing activity
- And an answer key!
This is a wonderful quick history lesson for social studies!
Read the biography with your students and then let them test their recall with the review questions!
You can even use the word unscramble and timeline sequencing activities as homework assignments!
A line art version is included and the full answer key makes grading a snap.
Digital Billie Holiday History Lesson
Are you using digital resources with your students this year? This product is also available in a digital version!
In this digital Billie Holiday history lesson, which is compatible with Google Slides, students can read the biography of her life and career.
Then answer the review questions by typing directly on the slides!
Digital versions of the word unscramble and timeline sequencing activities are included too.
And there’s a separate answer key for you to use when grading.
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