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Lesson Plans with Accompanying Activity Sheets

Primary

Animal Antics (Pre-show)

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Animal Antics (Pre-show)

A group activity exploring animal characteristics using descriptive words & movement.

The Circle of Life (Pre-show)

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The Circle of Life (Pre-show)

A discussion based task investigating cycles in the environment & community.

Recycling for Fun

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Recycling for Fun

A hands-on activity demonstrating the practical & creative side to recycling.

The Circle of Friendship

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The Circle of Friendship

Pupils work together in groups and make encouraging comments about their peers.

My Circle of Life

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My Circle of Life

A lesson involving arts & crafts, encouraging personal reflection & open discussion.

Puppet Making

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Puppet Making

A hands-on lesson focusing on the creation & utilisation of shadow puppets.

Mask Making

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Mask Making

A lesson involving craft, focusing on the design, creation & sharing of masks.

Making Music

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Making Music

A practical musical lesson exploring rhythm and the singing of ‘rounds’.

Secondary

What’s Behind The Mask? (Pre-show)

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What’s Behind The Mask? (Pre-show)

A discussion based lesson investigating the role of masks through the ages.

Behaving Like Animals (Pre-show)

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Behaving Like Animals (Pre-show)

Students explore anthropomorphism & ‘animals in literature’ through discussion & movement.

Living the Mask

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Living the Mask

A craft & movement based lesson focusing on the history, design & implementation of masks.

The Circle Of Life

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The Circle Of Life

In pairs, students discuss the presence of ‘the circle’ in mythology & modern day.

The Controversial Chat Show

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The Controversial Chat Show

A role-play based lesson involving characters from The Lion King.

The Language of Music

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The Language of Music

A lesson where students play instruments to represent characters from the show.

Nala’s Story

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Nala’s Story

An in-depth exploration of one character’s journey & motivation.

Contrasting Viewpoints

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Contrasting Viewpoints

A performance based lesson where students write & perform new dialogue.

Behind-The-Scenes Episodes With Questionnaires

Introduction

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Introduction

Join Matt Baker as he introduces the creative team behind The Lion King.

From Screen to Stage

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From Screen to Stage

Hear about the enormous challenges of bringing the beloved film to stage.

Behind The Story

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Behind The Story

Discover central themes of the story and techniques used to bring them to stage.

Meet The Characters

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Meet The Characters

The cast share personal insights into their characters.

An Actor Prepares

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An Actor Prepares

Watch George Asprey on his transformative journey from human to lion.

Discover The Costumes

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Discover The Costumes

Learn about the inspiration and intricate detail behind the show’s costumes.

Masks and Puppets

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Masks and Puppets

Learn about the inspiration and ingenious creation of the show’s masks and puppets.

Setting the Scene

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Setting the Scene

Discover more about the technical elements of the stage.

Being a Lion Kid

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Being a Lion Kid

Meet two of the show’s child actors as they prepare for the performance.

Making The Music

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Making The Music

Meet a percussionist from the show as he discusses rhythm with Matt Baker.

Dance & Movement

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Dance & Movement

Meet the show’s Dance Supervisor and learn about key dance elements of the show.

All Questionnaires & Curriculum Links

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All Questionnaires & Curriculum Links

Getting Ready To Roar

Getting Ready To Roar

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Getting Ready To Roar

A unique insight into the intense backstage preparation of a performance.

Resource Packs & Curriculum Links

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Resource Packs & Curriculum Links

The Spirit Of The Lion King

The Spirit of
The Lion King

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The Spirit of
The Lion King

A practical & engaging class project exploring citizenship & community.

Post Show Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics
Primary

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Discussion Topics
Primary

Suggested post-show discussion topics for your class.

Discussion Topics Secondary

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Discussion Topics Secondary

Suggested post-show discussion topics for your class.

About The Lion King

Synopsis

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Synopsis

Enjoy a written account of the full story of The Lion King.

Meet The Characters

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Meet The Characters

Get to know the cast of characters through these brief descriptions.

Fascinating Facts

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Fascinating Facts

Use these to impress your pupils as you discuss their theatre experience.

About The Production

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About The Production

An in-depth account of the original creation of the production.