This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2.30, as of 2019-03-31.
Standards Alignment: 2
Support Steaching: 2
Deeper Learning: 3
Standards Alignment: Standards related to the lesson are linked on page 5. Specific connections are not indicated rather a general connection is made.
Support Steaching: The materials provide a variety of options. Additional work by the teacher would be necessary before using with a classroom.
Deeper Learning: This activity approaches learning shapes in unique and varied ways.
February 26, 2019
Information - Mary Poppins Study Companion
This Companion begins with Background. Becoming Mary Poppins P. L.
Travers, Walt Disney, and the making of a myth explores the literal history
of Mary Poppins—the life an inspiration of author P.L. Travers. This section
is followed by a series of arts-integrated lesson plans.
Mary Poppins Set Design: Curves, Angles and New Orleans Gothic
Revival expands on students’ understanding of shapes by exploring them
through the lenses of JPAS Mary Poppins set designs and architecture.
Mary Poppins Screeving Narratives: Family Odysseys guides students
as they learn about screevers, the artist that developed the screevings
(chalk drawings) for the film Mary Poppins, discuss the idea of odyssey,
develop their own narrative descriptive essay about a family odyssey and
create their own screeves to illustrate their essay. The article The World’s
First Female Pavement Artist (1874-1934) follows this lesson and
provides opportunities for lesson extensions. Fantastic Dreams Are Made
of Strong Elastic expands on what students learn in Mary Poppins
Screeving Narrative Essays: Family Odysseys by exploring the history
of the artists of Jackson Square and a contemporary international screeving
project (chalk drawings) that began in New Orleans. This lesson also gives
students opportunities to develop their own Wishes into Reality narrative
essay and create their own screeves to illustrate their essay.
This Companion concludes with the article Exclusive: Disney developing new
original musical featuring Mary Poppins; Rob Marshall to direct and a list of
additional resources educators can use to prepare their students for the JPAS
production of Mary Poppins.
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