Man of La Mancha
two to three day unit for grades 5-8 focuses on the video of the musical,
Man of La Mancha. Students study and discuss the inherent themes,
some of which are idealism, realism, chivalry, and friendship. They
also use their Spanish vocabulary to describe and draw scenes.
High students delve into the world of Cervantes from several different
aspects, exploring Don Quixote as an enduring western literary
tradition, a mirror of the Late Medieval Renaissance Era, and a continual
source of inspiration for other forms of art expression.
your students to the elements of an opera through this eight-lesson
exploration of Verdi's Rigoletto. Geared for upper elementary
and middle school students, the lessons examine the elements of developing
plot and character as well as how Verdi used operatic conventions
and tonal shading to create dramatic tension and unforgettable musical