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SUBJECTS — U.S./1941 - 1945; Drama/Musicals;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Romantic Relationships;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect; Citizenship.
Age: 10+; Not Rated; Musical; 1958; 167 minutes; Color.
Set on an American Navy base on a tropical island during the Second World War, this film describes the experiences of the sailors and the nurses, several romances, and one reconnaissance mission. The story is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener.
South Pacific features some of the best music written for the stage, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "Younger Than Springtime," "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught."
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to South Pacific helps teachers and parents use this wonderful musical to supplement music classes and units on the Second World War.
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South Pacific is a great musical with beautiful songs and a great story.
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To give you a sense of how our Learning Guides can be used by teachers to develop lesson plans, and by parents to supplement school curriculum or for homeschooling, we have set out below a discussion question from the Learning Guide to South Pacific.
Should Nellie Forbush have married a man who had killed someone in the past?
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