Overview of musicals in the late 20th century, including several projects and assignments.
Pupils love to learn about musicals; I guess it’s the mix of music, drama, catchy songs, costumes and dance. The whole spectacle of the production has great appeal and that’s the reason why the musical became one of the most important genres of the 20th century.
This scheme of work takes pupils through the history and development of the modern musical and then looks in greater detail at one classic example, West Side Story.
Number of Lessons: Six discussions/assignments