We Didn't Start the Fire Week 2: South Pacific

Katrina Russell
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
A onetime class about "South Pacific". This is part of a multi-class curriculum using the topics from the Billy Joel song "We didn't start the fire".

Class experience

I have a degree in History as well as passed my teaching test in Massachusetts. I use my love of History and facts to help children understand that history is conceived of real people who did real things. I found Social Studies class boring as a child because the teachers concentrated mostly on dates and statistics rather than the humans behind the events. I use the historical documents and primary sources to bring the past to life.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
As this is a onetime class, I will not be looking for any papers, but there will be worksheets and quizzes.
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1. "South Pacific" Script - The original play script provides comprehensive information about the characters, setting, plot, and dialogue.

2. "South Pacific: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical" - This book by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan contains the complete script and lyrics of the play, along with some behind-the-scenes information.

3. "South Pacific" Original Broadway Cast Recording - This album features the original Broadway cast performing all the musical numbers from the show.

4. Theater Reviews - Reviews from the New York Times, New Yorker, or other reputable publications often provide insightful analysis and critique of the play.

5. "South Pacific" Film (1958) - This Oscar-winning film adaptation can provide visual context for the play.

6. "South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten" by Jim Lovensheimer - This book provides an in-depth exploration of the play's creation, production, and cultural implications.

7. "The Making of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific" - A documentary by Steven Spielberg, which provides an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the original Broadway production.

8. Broadway World - A leading theatrical website that includes information on productions, actors and creative teams involved in the play.

9. Library of Congress - They often have archival materials related to major plays, including "South Pacific."

10. Interviews with Cast and Crew - Interviews with the original or contemporary cast and production crew provide firsthand accounts of the staging, rehearsals, and performances.

11. Academic Articles - JSTOR and other academic databases may have articles examining the play from a scholarly perspective.

12. "A Grand Night for Singing: The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein" - This book provides analysis and commentary on the music in "South Pacific."

13. "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific": The television adaptation from 2001 gives another take on the play.

14. IMDb and Wikipedia - These websites provide basic information about the play, including plot summaries, cast lists, and production histories.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Hello everyone,
   If you take a look at the subjects that I cover you will see that I am not the classic teacher.  I received my degree in History at University, passed my teacher's license test in Massachusetts and love the facts of the past,... 
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for 1 weeks
1 week

No live video meetings
Ages 11-14

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