Drama Lesson Study Guide Graphic Novel | Fun Home The Broadway Musical

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10th - 11th, Homeschool
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We homeschool, and this product was a great addition to our classroom! My daughter loved it, and it was no prep on my end. I highly recommend it. Thank you!
Great activities to use along with the musical! We're really enjoying! Thanks for such an engaging and useful resource!


This two-day lesson and study guide focuses on the Tony award nominated musical Fun Home based on Alison Bechdel's Pulitz Prize winning book, Fun Home: The Family Tragicomic. Students learn about the origination of the musical, plot, themes, creative team, journey to Broadway, trivia and end with one of several enrichment assignments one being a writing your own graphic novel.

Note: Fun Home is the story of Alison's coming of age while grappling with her lesbian gender identity and the way that identity differs from the expectations imposed on her by society.

The lesson can stand alone or be combined with one of my Famous Artist Biographies (Lin Manuel Miranda or Idina Menzel for example) or another musical lessons (Hamilton or Wicked), for example.

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? Study many of these Broadway lessons for a semester or use them once a month--the ideas are endless. A drama, music or a language arts class would enjoy this lesson.

This Product includes:

  • Letter to Teacher
  • Two Warm Ups--My Own Versions of These Popular Exercises
  • Teacher's Script--What I Say and How I Say it!
  • Photos
  • Synopsis of the Musical
  • Plot of the Musical
  • Short Biographies about the creative team of the Sam Gold,
  • History about the Origination of the Production
  • Journey to Broadway
  • Separate File of Photos for Teacher's Use in Lecture
  • 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
  • Teacher Note Page Key
  • Trivia about Fun Home and Broadway
  • Songs List
  • Graphic Novel Templates
  • Pinterest Board Link Specifically about Fun Home
  • Extension Activities-- FIVE Terrific Suggestions of Ways to Secure the Learning and Enrich the Experience Either Individual or Group
  • Sources & Hot 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 40 years.

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Here's what reviewers have said of Dramamommaspeaks products:

In the Heights, Google Classroom

"Fabulous unit on this musical. The students really enjoyed it! And it sure helped me that it was digital. Thanks. "

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, High School

"This is such a wonderful and creatively made resource!"

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Total Pages
55 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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