The girls both had different types of ideas and so I decided not to cram it all into one project. The post today will focus on career in dance and theatre. Miss K (8) began taking Musical theatre classes, and she is 'hooked'. They are studying 'Broadway Musicals by the decade, from the 30's to the 90s' to go along with this we are working on a unit study based on this amazing book I found on Amazon.
How Does the Show Go On: An Introduction to the Theatre It gives kids a great view into how a modern Broadway show is produced. Its split cover opens up like a red curtain and begins at the front of the house and then takes you to the stage and behind. At each point, there are detailed explanations of the many roles of the people working and acting in the theatre. The book is extremely interactive, and there are playbills and tickets to take out and look at. There are also parts of scripts and directors production sketches and of course a lot of photos from many well known Disney Broadway Musicals.
We went through it quickly exploring all the pieces but now have started at the beginning again to study each role and part of the production in a unit study. I am making notebook and lapbook type components as we go through this book. With luck, I can soon share them on the website for you to use with your theatre fans and budding actors and actresses!
In the meantime here are some we have already found...
- The Notebooking fairy has pages to use after seeing a performance
- Jimmies's Collage has several Shakespeare themed mini books that would be great to include with the history of theatre.
- My new favorite Drama resource is Dramanotebook.com. It had given me the confidence to begin playing Drama games with the girls and we may even try script writing soon thanks to some great lesson plans they share.
Thanks for taking the time to join us this month, be sure to check out all the inspiration from all the other Poppins Book Nook Bloggers!