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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.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Mathematics > Geometry
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Language Arts > Grammar, Usage & Mechanics
  • Social Studies > History/Local
  • Language Arts > Listening & Speaking
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Mathematics > Patterns
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Social Studies > Research
  • Social Studies > State History
  • Language Arts > Story Telling
  • Social Studies > Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Social Studies > World History
  • Language Arts > Writing

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

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English

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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.

CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2.3, as of 2019-03-31.

Component Ratings:


Standards Alignment: 2
Support Steaching: 2
Deeper Learning: 3

Reviewer Comments:


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.
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