This is the 50th anniversary of “Singing In The Rain” and the 100th birthday for its star, Gene Kelly!! Use this anniversary to do a video survey of the movie, which is a classic! You may have to help your students understand certain parts but, they will love it!! Once you have watched the movie, have students create fun fact lists in your computer lab.
Example: many of the characters were based on real people:
- Lena Lamont was based on the actress Norma Talmadge
- Gene Kelly made the iconic “Singing In The Rain” number while battling the flu with a 105 temperature!!
What did your students have to say about the movie?