Resource Materials

Welcome to San Francisco Opera's Xerxes 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 dress rehearsal of Xerxes to your curriculum – for multiple learning goals of Grade 5 through 12 students. 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 education@sfopera.com.  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 -    

Glossary -    

All Resource Materials -    

San Francisco Opera Education would like to thank the wonderful contributors of ideas, content and design elements for the Xerxes Resource Materials and Curriculum Connections - they are: Sue Saunders, George Peabody Elementary School, San Francisco; Richard Laufman, Yick Wo Alternative School, San Francisco; Randy Heilbrunn, SFO Volunteer; Andi Wong, Independent Consultant, Visualworks; and Bruce Lamott, Director of the Philharmonia Chorale and a member of the faculties of University High School and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

For more information contact our Education Department at education@sfopera.com or 415-551-6296.