Teaching Siglo de Oro
Presenting lesson plans about the Spanish Golden Age of literature opens up a world of comedy, romance, and heartbreak - themes that are still very much relevant for modern audiences.
The lesson plans linked below were developed for middle and high school classrooms by students and professors of Spain's classic literature from Brigham Young University. The availability of these lessons were funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Historical & Cultural Connections:
Corral de Comedias: A Look at Spanish Public Playhouses 515 KB
Costuming in the Classroom 499 KB
Understanding Golden Age Asides 105 KB
Teaching Spanish Grammar:
Teaching Rhyme Schemes in Spanish Poetry 122 KB
Using the Comedia to Teach Spanish Grammar 86 KB
Using the Subjunctive in the Spanish Comedia 158 KB
Did You Know?
The Siglo de Oro Drama Festival, the longest running festival of its kind in the world, is held at the Memorial yearly and has attained an international reputation for featuring quality presentations from Spain's Golden Age, in both English and Spanish, by theatrical groups from all over the world. More...