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?
Chamizal National Memorial is named after a plant. Chamizal means "land where the chamiso grows". The Spanish word "chamiso" is the common name for four-wing saltbush (atriplex canescens). More...