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Drama Lesson Once on this Island Broadway Musical

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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51 pages
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Description

This two-day lesson focuses on the Tony award winning musical revival of Once on this Island. This Broadway musical tells the story of a peasant girl who falls in love above her class and this is told around a fire by a group of Caribbean peasants as they wait out a terrible storm. Students have an opportunity to study its journey to Broadway, composers, plot, trivia, etc.

The lesson can stand alone or be combined with one of my Famous Artist Biographies (Lin Manuel Miranda or Sarah Bareilles for example) or other musical lessons (Hamilton or Wicked)

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

HOW DO I USE THIS LESSON IN MY CLASSROOM? A drama, music or a language arts class would enjoy this lesson.

This Product includes:

  • Letter to Teacher
  • Warm Up--My Own Version of this Popular Exercise
  • Teacher's Script--What I Say and How I Say it!
  • Photos of Once on this Island
  • Synopsis of the Musical
  • Plot of the Musical
  • Short Biography about the creative team of Lynn Ahrens, Steven Flaherty, Michael Arden and Cameille A. Brown
  • Explanation of how a revival of a production comes about
  • Separate File of Photos for Teacher's Use in Lecture
  • History about the Origination of the Production
  • AND a Mini-Lesson on What are the Tony Awards?
  • List of Tony Awards
  • New York City Map with Competing Theaters Labeled
  • Student Note Page for Hairspray
  • Teacher Note Page Key
  • Trivia about Broadway and Once on this Island
  • Songs List
  • Pinterest Board Link Specifically about Once on this Island
  • Extension Activities-- SEVEN Terrific Suggestions of Ways to Secure the Learning and Enrich the Experience either Individual or Group
  • Two costume design templates for one of the extension activities
  • Sources & Links to Film Clips from the Show
  • And More!

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Total Pages
51 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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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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