In this touching story of misunderstanding, students can explore the importance of cultural sensitivity and the universal qualities of trust and honor. The unit includes background information about the opera, 11 lessons, a guide on “what to listen for” and a playlet activity. Designed for upper elementary students.
Music! Words! Opera! is a curriculum series designed to provide educators an easy way to introduce the multidisciplinary arts to students. This series uses the basic human instinct for telling stories to introduce students and teachers to a whole new world of creative expression through opera.
The series was originally published in 1990, and select units are now available exclusively for download. Revised editions of the other units are available here http://www.giamusic.com/opera?artist=8zzzrYaJmtIA&brand=me.