Good morning everyone! As you can see, we’re back to posting every weekday! Yay!
Last month, we chose Otis Redding as our historical figure for the Living History Series. We were surprised to find that there were very few books available about his life, especially for children. So we put together a biography mini-unit of our own.
Tigger enjoyed learning about Otis’s life and career. She was surprised to learn that he and his family picked cotton to earn money and that he grew up in Georgia in a town about an hour away from us. We also learned that Otis drew his inspiration from several other Georgia musicians, such as Little Richard. In fact, one of the first songs Otis would sing as a teenager was “Tooti Frutti”.
After we read the biography, Tigger got to work answering the review questions. She especially liked completing the crossword puzzle and the copywork with lyrics from “Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay”.
Naturally, we had to listen to “Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay”.
If you’d like to learn more about Otis Redding’s life, career, and accomplishments, feel free to download the free Otis Redding Biography Mini-Unit by clicking the image or link below! It’s appropriate for grades 2-4.