Girl of the Golden West

Resource Materials

Welcome to San Francisco Opera's Girl of the Golden West Education website!  We are providing you with a vast amount of Resource Materials and a list of Curriculum Connections, which are organized by content area and will continue to be updated. You now have access to plenty of ideas for how to connect the Girl of the Golden West for Schools DVD to your curriculum for multiple learning goals of Grade 3 through 12 students. 

These materials can also be used by families who plan to attend The Girl of the Golden West for Families - The Movie! at Herbst Theatre on February 25 and 26, 2012.

We hope that you and your students enjoy the experience of opera in your classroom! We are interested to hear how you have chosen to implement these materials with your class. Please contact us to share ideas, as well as if you have any questions or suggestions, by email at  Enjoy!

Key:  = English/Language Arts; = Mathematics; = Science; = History/Social Studies; = Visual and Performing Arts; = Career Technical Education; = Foreign Language

Resource Materials

About the Opera - English Social Studies Visual Arts 

Biographies -    

Art, Belief and Culture -   

Government -   

Mathematics, Economics, Science and Technology -  

Geography -

History -   

Media, Visuals and Audio -  

Resources: Books, Media and Internet -    

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All Resource Materials -    

San Francisco Opera Education would like to thank the wonderful contributors of ideas, content and design elements for the Girl of the Golden West Resource Materials - they are: Mary Ann Cruz and Judy Toupin, Rooftop Alternative School; Lisa Edsall Giglio, SFO Teaching Artist; Caroline Altman, San Francisco Opera Guild; and Andi Wong, Independent Consultant, Visualworks.

For more information contact our Education Department at or 415-551-6296.