Von Trapp family and The Sound of MusicPresentation Transcript
The Von Trapp Family? Who are they? Where did they live? What did they do? Why do I want to know about them?
Which photo shows the Von Trapp family?
The first photo is NOT the Von Trapp family! These are actors and actresses who played the Von Trapp family in the musical movie, The Sound of Music . Julie Andrews played Maria Von Trapp. She also played Mary Poppins in the Disney movie of the same name and the Queen in the movie, Princess Diaries .
Watch the movie trailer for The Sound of Music from 1965.
Did you ever see the movie?
Did you recognize some of the songs?
Write about your connections, thoughts, questions, and feelings after watching the movie trailer.
The Sound of Music
Click on the link below to read the plot of The Sound of Music.
Monitor your comprehension as you read. Listen to your inner conversation. You will be answering some questions.
Think about the Plot of The Sound of Music
Go back and reread as needed. Look for proof in the story.
Write the answers to the questions in complete sentences.
Where did the family live?
What was the governess like? How did the plot of the movie describe her?
What was the father like? Describe him.
What happened when the Nazis took over Austria?
The second photo is of the actual Von Trapp Family! The Sound of Music was based on an actual family but not all of the events in the movie actually happened to this family. Read on and compare.
But what is the true story of the Von Trapp family? How did the authors of the screenplay use literary license?