Alicia and Sarah go into full Disney mode with their discussion of all things Encanto. They reminisce about the Disney films that made them think, their roles in their families, and the universal themes of Disney’s latest animated film. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzing outside of the classroom.
Summary Once again, Alicia and Sarah take on the Cinderella myth, this time with the new Amazon Prime release of Cinderella. They discuss the different Cinderella archetypes, gender roles, story adaptation, and the power of music in making an old story new again. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’veContinue reading “Chapter 2.6 – Rockin’ the Glass Slipper”
Summary In an unapologetic love letter to Broadway, Alicia and Sarah gush about their newfound admiration for the hit musical Hadestown. They discuss Greek mythology, love stories old and new, and the power of music to make old stories come alive for a new age. At the end of the discussion, they talk about theContinue reading “Chapter 2.5 – The Road to Hades”
Summary Alicia nudges Sarah out of her comfort zone as they tackle Maggie Smith’s poetry collection, Goldenrod. They discuss the role of nature, family, self-discovery, and the various ways they approach the teaching of poetry in their classrooms. At the end of the discussion, they talk about the things they’ve been reading, watching, and analyzingContinue reading “Chapter 2.2 – Poetry’s Golden Allure”