What Is a Surrey?


  • Aug 24 2010 5:36 PM

    Louise Bigham

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This ARTSEDGE lesson explores the magic of the vocabulary used by Oscar Hammerstein in his lyrics. Students "translate" the lyrics of the song "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," from the musical "Oklahoma!." They determine if the translated lyrics provide the same meaning and feeling as the original Hammerstein lines then rewrite the lyrics once more, using contemporary slang.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 5 to 8

    Topics: Reading Comprehension, United States History, Music, English-Language Arts, History-Social Science, Visual Arts