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SUBJECTS — Dance/Performance;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Romantic Relationships;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect.
Age: 5+; Not Rated; Ballet; There are several versions available.
Set in a Polish village at the end of the 18th century, Coppelia follows the romantic high jinks of sweethearts Franz and Swanhilda. Like its better known cousin The Nutcracker, this ballet classic is a delightful way to introduce young people to classical dance.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to Coppelia provides background and discussion questions to enhance appreciation for this story and the ballet.
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Coppelia is the classic fairy tale of toys come to life, a subject that entrances children.
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To demonstrate how our Learning Guides can be used by teachers to improve lesson plans, we have set out below one of the discussion questions contained in the Learning Guide to Coppelia.
Coppelia is based on a fairy tale. Fairy tales take the desires, fears, and fascinations of children and explore them through the story. What are two childhood desires, fears, and fascinations underlying this fairy tale?
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