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Shawna Manhart

The Nutcracker & the Mouse King, Set to the Ballet Music of Tchaikovsky

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Subjects: Music

Student Instructions

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a story written in 1816, almost 50 years before Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by E. T. A. Hoffmann, in which young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. Directions: 1) After reading the short paragraph of information about The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, watch the 1973 animated video link of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. You may want to pause and answer the questions as you watch. 3) Tap add to be able answer questions 3) Answer all questions provided on the template. You will type your answers directly on to the template. Tap EDIT NOTE to type answers. 4) Tap the check to submit to Mrs. Manhart. You may need to tap check more than once. Remember NOT to log off until you see "Waiting For Teacher Approval."