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The Prospector (just added) for Elementary students These lessons will introduce your students to opera through LA Opera Connects' opera, The Prospector (it's our fun take on The Girl of the Golden West by Puccini). LAO at Home will be Livestreaming this opera on Tuesday, April 7 at 2pm HERE.
In this bundle you will find:
The Prospector Libretto
Discovery Through Libretto - California Gold Rush history, synopsis, and activities of short questions
Learn The Storyboard - reading the synopsis & storyboarding events
Plot Points Lesson - synopsis activity
Building Background Knowledge - "Who" and "What" Was the California Gold Rush?
Opera Time Periods: Meet the Composers! for Elementary and Secondary students
These worksheets introduce students to opera composers and music from the Baroque and Classical Periods. Designed to help them identify one of the most recognizable periods of the art form through listening, safe online research, and fun, these activities are aligned with Common Core Standards for Informational Texts and can be integrated into other coursework or used as stand-alone guides to new information.
Carmen Listening Guide for Secondary students Use this guide as you listen in to one of the world's most beloved and frequently performed operas, Bizet's Carmen! With listening tips, questions to help you analyze the plot and characters, and a scene-by-scene breakdown, you'll master the sounds, recognize the foreshadowing, and understand the depth of this operatic masterpiece. Designed for students in grades 7-12.
More information on Opera for Educators can be found here.
Aria Analysis for Elementary & Secondary students The worksheets below help students with their listening and textual analysis skills while following Common Core and VAPA Standards. (Although we have included suggested grade levels for each aria, please review each video as content may not be suitable for all age groups.)
for Elementary & Secondary students These lessons will introduce your students to opera through LA Opera Connects' opera, Figaro's American Adventure (it's our fun take on The Barber of Seville by Rossini).
In this bundle, you will find:
Figaro's American Adventure- Libretto
Figaro's American Adventure- Lessons/activities for elementary (best for grades 4-6)
EISO+ - A collection of STEAM exercises for students to identify important elements of set design by choosing items based on text. They learn to manipulate budgets and scales. An answer key is provided, as well as the set items (that students would need to print from home).
A secondary (7-12) lesson plan that incorporates listening skills with text-based analysis.
German Opera Tales This booklet contains several activities for elementary students to learn about German opera and composers, as well as a full lesson plan to help them contextualize Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck.
German Opera History Project The German Opera History Project is designed for students in grades 7-12. This project helps students to synthesize their research into a report that investigates German opera composers and the importance of their works in the opera world.