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SUBJECTS — Music/Opera; World/France;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Romantic Relationships
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Trustworthiness; Responsibility.
Metropolitan Opera Version: Age: 12+; Not Rated; Opera; 1989; 104 minutes; Color; In French with English subtitles.
1984 Version: Age: 14+; PG; Opera; 1984; 152 minutes; Color; In French with English subtitles.
Carmen is probably the most popular opera ever written. It is a classic story of love, the surrender of judgment to passion, and the betrayal of that surrender. It is important for children to vicariously experience the different possibilities of romantic relationships.
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To demonstrate how our Learning Guides can be used by teachers to improve lesson plans, we have set out below a discussion question from the Learning Guide to Carmen.
Don Jose deserted the army and abandoned his own ideals. What led him to do that?
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