Hi everyone! This month’s Living History series figure was Dizzy Gillespie and today we’re sharing a free biography mini-unit about this jazz great!
Naturally, our kids didn’t have a clue who he was, so they got a chance to learn about Dizzy’s early life, career, and accomplishments. (Sidenote: We used to call Pooh Dizzy when he was a baby because of his cheeks. As you can see, he’s still got them!)
After we learned about Dizzy playing with special trumpets that had the bell at an angle, Roo grabbed a pencil to play an angled trumpet of his own.
Tigger completed the unit copywork while we listened to one of Dizzy’s most famous songs “Salt Peanuts”.
We had a ball learning about Dizzy Gillespie! Grab our free Dizzy Gillespie Biography Mini-Unit to use with your kids, if you like!
What a fun resource! I don’t think my kids know who he is either! I’m going to pin this to my Music board to use when I get to that part of our music history. I’ll probably use it as a springboard for a whole Jazz unit. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy it! We’ll be highlighting a different jazz musician every other month. 🙂
Awesome! I used to teach about Dizzie Gillespie when I was a public school teacher — grabbing this for my son! Thanks!
Hey Mary! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Paa Hawkins says
Very nice. Thank yiou!
Thanks for visiting! 🙂