Don Quixote de La Mancha Lesson Plan

Adaptation by Marta V. Martínez, wth videos created by Alberto Genao and performances by the cast & crew of Teatro Latino @RILA


This lesson plan is for multilingual learners. It is based on Miguel de Cervante’s classic novel, Don Quixote

Target audience: Multilingual learners ages 13-16 or grades 6-8
Our Target Audience: Students in Rhode Island, with prioritized programming and support to the children of Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket.

The lesson plan may fulfill two or more of these learning standards: foreign language, reading, creative writing, and the arts – drawing, design, performance, video creation.

The accompanying videos will coincide with scenes from the story of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, and will guide teachers and students to create their own "adaptation" of the classic novel.

These lesson plans are ideal for schools during distance learning.
For more information about these Lesson Plans contact: Marta V. Martínez

Activity Sheets

The following videos are five scenes we selected from Don Quixote de La Mancha, and do not tell the full story of Cervantes's novel. Students should read the entire book to learn more about other characters that tell the adventures of Don Quixote's and Sancho Panza. As they work on their activities, students can then refer back to these videos for discussion and inspiration to create their own stories and videos.

Meet Don Quixana i.e. Don Quixote de La Mancha

Recounts the amusing manner in which Don Quixote is dubbed a knight

Regarding his arrival back home and finding a squire

The telling of Don Quixote’s adventure of the windmills

Of the exalted adventure and rich prize of Mambrino’s Helmet

Don Quixote - Orlando Hernández
Sancho Panza - Catia Ramos
Innkeeper and Barber on horseback: Kufa Castro
Narrator - María Gabriela Rosado González

Director: Tatyana-Marie Carlo
Videographer - Alberto Genao / Genao Films
Script adaptation and Lesson Plan - Marta V. Martínez

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Teatro Latino del Pueblo @RILA was founded in 2016 as a forum for Latinos to develop and present new bilingual plays. Our mission is to provide opportunities for artists, producers and audiences to discuss and advance bilingual Latinx theater in Rhode Island and nationwide.
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This lesson plan and accompanying videos were made possible in part with support from the Rhode Island Department of Education - Summer Academy for Interactive Learning (SAIL) and through a charitable grant from Amica Insurance.
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