Unit Plan

Dear Evan Hansen: A New Musical

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A musical about society anxiety, loneliness, suicide, dysfunctional families, and the spread of posts on social media can open up deep conversations in a high school classroom. The 2017 Tony Award Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, takes an honest and engaging view of these topics and more. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If a visit to a performance is not possible, an eBook is available and the Dear Evan Hansen website offers videos of many of the songs
Classroom Considerations
  • Before beginning a study of the musical, research the support systems available on campus and in your community and post access information about these organizations
Pros
  • The 34-page guide includes information about where to find help for the issues addressed by the play
  • Provides discussion questions and essay prompts 
Cons
  • The guide does not include a synopsis of the play