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SUBJECTS — Dance;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Romantic Relationships;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect.
Balanchine/New York City Ballet Version: Age: 5+; MPAA Rating: G; Ballet; 1993; 93 minutes; Color. This version is probably best for very young children.
Baryshnikov/American Ballet Theater Version: Age: 8+; Not Rated (but suitable for all ages); Ballet; 1977; 79 minutes; Color. This version is probably best for children ages 10 and up.
This is the all time favorite Christmas ballet and certainly the most popular ballet among children.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to The Nutcracker will help teachers acquaint children with ballet and the interpretation of dreams.
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The Nutcracker is one of the fairy tales in which toys come to life. In this case, they fight the mice who terrorize the dreams of a young girl.
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6. What aspects of Clara's dream were sparked by events of the Christmas party of the previous day?
7. Have you ever had dreams in which a toy or an inanimate object came alive and started to act on its own? What happened in your dream?
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