Black History Month Canadian Musicians: Oscar Peterson




Black History Month Canadian Musicians: Oscar Peterson Lesson Plan

There are many famous black musicians worth studying, but especially if you’re from Canada, there is no better musician to study for Black History Month than Oscar Peterson.

Oscar Peterson was a prolific jazz pianist who referred to by Louis Armstrong as “the man with four hands”. Even when arthritis and a stroke limited his ability to play with his left hand, he was still dubbed to be “better than just about anyone with two hands” by Bob Rae.

This Oscar Peterson Canadian Musician Pack Includes:

  • A title and header (included in one file to print & cut, or leave whole if you prefer)
  • Awards poster
  • Link to character education: perseverance poster (includes examples from Oscar Peterson’s life)
  • Facts (brief bio) poster
  • Quote poster
  • Songs poster (suggested pieces for listening)
  • Vocabulary poster (five music terms relevant for studying this particular artist)
  • links for listening activities
  • worksheets with questions and search word activity

The PDFs included in this package are designed to be used for a bulletin board display. All of the files are standard letter size, some portrait and some landscape. They will print best if you print “without borders” if your printer has this function. They are meant to be printed in colour, but will look fine in black and white if you don’t have a colour printer or are going to be photocopying as handouts. Lower resolution jpgs of each poster are also included for your convenience, in case you can’t use PDF (they still look good when printed).

Click here to find this teaching resource on TpT


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