Ten lessons on ten different musicals. Read about the story and background, watch video clips, work on one printable per lesson, take an online quiz, and explore links to outside sites with other materials to enrich your study. The ten musicals are Annie, Seussical, Cats, James and the Giant Peach, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mary Poppins, Newsies, Annie Get Your Gun, The Music Man, and The Wizard of Oz.
Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 who has been teaching music in various forms for over 20 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy (teaching voice lessons). It is her desire to help all homeschoolers include music in their homeschools.
"This is so exciting! My children didn't want to stop going through the musicals....We LOVE musicals, thank you making this a part of our studies." ~Jamie
"My boys are already working through [Gena's] 20th Century Music Appreciation Course (and loving it), but now they want to take a detour and soak up all the info about the 10 musicals included in this course, since there are quite a few that they aren't familiar with. You can bet that they'll all be into it within a couple days. And why shouldn't they? Not only are musicals fun and entertaining, but they are often a memorable depiction of different points in history, and are full of clever tidbits that have been sewn into the verbal fabric of our culture! Knowing where those sayings come from and the context for them makes language and relating to others more fun! The course says it's for elementary students, but older kids (and YOU) will enjoy it too." ~Erica Johns, owner of Enrichment Studies.com, mom of 4 teen sons