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Below is a sample breakdown of the Musical Theater and Popular Music chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Broadway: Works of Rodgers and Hart|| The music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart;|
Famous composers and songwriting teams
|Tuesday||Broadway: Works of Bernstein and Porter||The 'American' sound of Leonard Bernstein and Cole Porter|
|Wednesday||Cole Porter: Songs, Music and Accomplishments||The music of the American composer|
|Thursday||Rodgers and Hammerstein: Musicals, Songs and Plots||The works of the famous musical songwriting team|
|Friday||Stephen Sondheim: Lyrical Contributions to Musical Theater||The theatrical contributions of the American lyricist|
1. Broadway: Works of Rodgers and Hart, Bernstein & Porter
This lesson explores the Broadway careers of Rodgers & Hart, Bernstein, and Porter. It highlights famous musicals like 'Anything Goes,' 'Kiss Me Kate,' and 'West Side Story.'
2. Cole Porter: Songs, Music & Accomplishments
This lesson travels through the life, songs, and accomplishments of the famous Cole Porter. It highlights his prolific career, listing works like Gay Divorce, Anything Goes, and Kiss Me Kate.
3. Rodgers and Hammerstein: Musicals, Songs and Plots
The team of Rodgers and Hammerstein was one of the most influential creative forces in the history of Broadway. Explore a few of their musicals and test your understanding of their legacy.
4. Stephen Sondheim: Lyrical Contributions to Musical Theater
Stephen Sondheim wrote some of the most celebrated lyrics in American musical theater. In this lesson, learn about his life and explore his style of writing, then test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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