Ch 25: Musical Theater & Popular Music Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Musical Theater and Popular Music chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about famous musicals, composers and theatrical producers of the contemporary era. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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