Oscar Hammerstein II – Educational Lesson - Level 2

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In a time when Harlem was predominately Jewish, the name Hammerstein was well-respected. Oscar Hammerstein II, whose grandfather opened the area's first Opera House and built 50 housing developments in the late 1800s, made his own impact when he dropped out of law school to follow in his family's theatrical footsteps. He is best known as one member of a famous partnership, Rodgers and Hammerstein. He wrote lyrics for many of Braodway's classic musicals, including "South Pacific." Students will find inspiration with this reading comprehension lesson and can test their critical thinking skills with the questions that follow.

Three fun facts about Oscar Hammerstein II:

  • He won eight Tony Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes.
  • Hammerstein II wrote lyrics for Broadway for over forty years.
  • Oscar Hammerstein II wrote lyrics for some of Broadway’s most memorable musicals, including Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, and South Pacific.

Harlem Roots Lesson: Level Two

An excellent choice for students with a better command of reading this lesson will contain one fact-filled reading comprehension lesson of approximately 350 words with ten questions to ensure a strong understanding of the lesson. You will also receive an answer key.

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Vanessa 17th Feb 2015

Great history Lesson.

Oscar Hammerstein II Lesson 2, gives you a little background on Oscar Hammerstein. The lesson allows you to read some history on Oscar and then gives you a question and answer to see your understanding of what you just read.

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