Unit Plan

Beautiful—the Carole King Musical

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Everything is beautiful about a digital stage kit designed for a study of Douglas McGrath's The Carol King musical, Beautiful. Of particular interest are McGrath's notes about the challenges he faced crafting the musical about King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the class into three groups, assign each group one of the lessons, and have them present their project to the class
  • Ask individuals to select one of the show's songs to use as the basis of an essay in which they analyze how the lyrics illustrate King's values as identified by playwright Douglas McGrath
Classroom Considerations
  • The 15-page, standards-based, tool kit includes background and production notes, lesson plans and activities, and links to related media
  • Includes a social studies, language arts, and life skills lessons
  • None