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The Broadway musical, Come From Away tells a heart warming story which occurred the day after 9/11. This lesson works as an arts integration in a language arts or social studies class studying American history as well as drama or a gifted/talented class. A review of Come From Away states, "it genuinely captures the power of the human spirit in times of crisis during 9/11 reminding us all that even when it may seem like the world is ending, somewhere in a tiny town no one has heard of people are performing selfless acts that will affect generations to come."

The lesson can stand alone or be combined with one of my Famous Artist Biographies (Lin Manuel Miranda) or other musical lessons (Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen).

In addition, a teacher could assign this lesson for students who are distance learning. #DistanceLearningTPT]

Note: I have created a digital version of this lesson which is included in the price of this product! I split off the pages which a student would need and added answer boxes to the questions sheet. I hope this helps you.

Need a quick emergency lesson plan? Or one for a substitute? Everything is provided for the busy teacher.

This Product includes:

  • Letter to Teacher
  • Warm Up--MY Version of a Popular Physical Warm Up
  • Teacher's Script--What I Say and How I Say it!
  • Photos of Gander, Newfoundland where the story takes place and the airstrip which became the connector between strangers
  • Plot of the Musical
  • Synopsis of the Musical
  • A Brief Description of the Operation Yellow Ribbon and 9/12, what occurred the day after the 9/11 attacks
  • Separate File of Photos for Teacher's Use in Lecture
  • History about the Origination of the Production
  • Information on the Director, Christopher Ashley
  • Information on the Writing Team co-composers & playwrights David Hein and Irene Sankuff
  • A Shortened Lesson on : What are the Tony Awards?
  • List of Tony Awards
  • New York City Map with Competing Theaters Labeled
  • Student Note Page
  • Teacher Note Page Key
  • Trivia about Come From Away and Broadway Musicals with Some Surprising Facts!
  • Lyrics from "Welcome to the Rock"--Good for Class Discussions or as a Jumping Off Point
  • Extension Activities--Terrific Suggestions of Ways to Secure the Learning and Enrich the Experience, Individual and Group
  • Sources & Links to Film Clips from the Show
  • And More!

Comprehensive? You bet.

This is a unique, engaging product created by an award winning, veteran drama teacher of 38 years.

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Tony Awards

“A resource that includes everything you need! Two-days of diving into the world of Tony Awards, students will love it. Brimming with fascinating trivia!”

Lin Manuel Miranda

“WOW! WHAT an AWESOME Resource!!!! Thanks for providing the questions, the links, a couple of different teaching options. This could be a great sub plan, but I know every teacher wants to do this lesson for themselves. Love that you finished with a great tweet from L M Miranda. Kids are gonna love THIS!”

Set Design, Fairy Tale Setting

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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Teaching Duration
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