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- why not stage it for your schoolchildren?
Sir Boris
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KIDS' KORNER QUIZ ENHANCED CD OUTREACH PRODUCE THE OPERA TEACHING GUIDE
ANIMALOPERA - designed for performance by live singers, as a puppet opera, or as mime - offers exciting possibilities for EDUCATION and OUTREACH. For this reason, the producers of ANIMALOPERA are putting together “ANIMALOPERA in a BOX,” an EDUCATIONAL GUIDE as part of the PRODUCTION PACKAGE available for purchase by schools, opera companies, and other organizations interested in musical education.

ANIMALOPERA in a BOX,” which may be purchased separately, contains ideas for introducing
ANIMALOPERA to young people, connecting via a LESSON PLAN to standards in various areas of the curriculum (e.g., language, geography, history, health), classroom activities (e.g., making a paper theatre, creating costumes, masks, finger puppets, etc.)

The LESSON PLAN, based on the guide developed for the San Diego Opera Education and Outreach program, involves instructional and other classroom activities before and after an
ANIMALOPERA performance as outlined below:


Preparing for the Opera
  • Create a Mind Map
    Before the Opera After the Opera
    What do you KNOW about opera? What did you SEE?
    What do you want to LEARN about opera? What did you HEAR?
    What do you expect to SEE? What did you LEARN about opera?
    What do you expect to HEAR? How was the opera the SAME or DIFFERENT from what you expected?
  • Audience Etiquette - proper behavior during an opera performance
Literacy Block
  • Reading the story of ANIMALOPERA aloud
  • Word study - building an opera vocabulary
  • Shared Reading - reading and discussing the lyrics: style and structure, etc.
  • Shared Writing Activities - writing one's impressions of ANIMALOPERA, creating original song, etc.
Relating Opera to the Curriculum
  • Language Arts - the creative use of language through story-telling
  • Geography / History / Social Science - the geographic origins and universality of opera/music; jobs in music; the role of opera/music in the community
  • Biology / Health - the animal world, the common cold, the anatomy and physics of singing, etc.
Identifying other Resources - bibliographic references, websites, recordings, videos

BORIS' STORY BORIS' ARTISTES A SLIDESHOW MUSICMAKER STORYTELLER HOW IT BEGAN
KIDS' KORNER QUIZ ENHANCED CD OUTREACH PRODUCE THE OPERA TEACHING GUIDE
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