Day 5

War and Peace Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Great Comet of 1812

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    To analyze how a contemporary artist interpreted the story as a musical and to incorporate knowledge of the period to consider how the story could be represented visually in performance

    Common Core Standards:



    In 2016 a musical based on War and Peace Book II Part 5 premiered on Broadway, called Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 and written by Dave Malloy. The musical opened to critical success and was nominated for best musical as well as many other awards at the 2017 Tony Awards, winning for...

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