Ravel's opera stimulates thinking about the consequences of one's actions. Discover the various music styles that tell this fanciful story of a little boy. The unit includes background information about the opera, 10 lessons and a guide on “what to listen for” designed for 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.