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Alice in Wonderland is a ballet in two acts retelling the classic Lewis Carroll story in the form of dance, set to unforgettable music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Enter into the majestic setting of the classic tale and see the familiar story come to life in an all-new way! In 1995, English National Ballet commissioned a score for a full length ballet, based on Lewis Carroll’s immortal masterpiece, Alice in Wonderland. The one stipulation and challenge was for a score to be based on the music of Tchaikovsky. Carl Davis accepted the challenge and a smash hit was born! The centre of the score is derived from Tchaikovsky’s Album for the Young. Davis also drew on Tchaikovsky’s Theatre Music, Tone Poems and Operas, as well as the beautiful waltz from the Fifth Symphony for The Garden of Living Flowers. This highly successful production was revived many times, including performances at the Company’s London Coliseum seasons. English National Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland is one of many adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Lewis Carroll was the nom de plume of Charles L. Dodgson. Born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England, Charles Dodgson wrote and created games as a child. At age 20 he received a studentship at Christ Church and was appointed a lecturer in mathematics. Dodgson was shy but enjoyed creating stories for children. Within the academic discipline of mathematics, Dodgson worked primarily in the fields of geometry, linear and matrix algebra, mathematical logic, and recreational mathematics, producing nearly a dozen books under his real name. Dodgson also developed new ideas in 4 | P a g e linear algebra (e.g., the first printed proof of the Kronecker-Capelli theorem,) probability, and the study of elections (e.g., Dodgson\'s method); some of this work was not published until well after his death. His mathematical work attracted renewed interest in the late 20th century. Martin Gardner\'s book on logic machines and diagrams, and William Warren Bartley\'s posthumous publication of the second part of Carroll\'s symbolic logic book have sparked a reevaluation of Carroll\'s contributions to symbolic logic, RETRIEVED FROM: http://www.alice-inwonderland.net/resources/analysis/story-origins/ MATRIX ALGEBRA http://www.sosmath.com/matrix/matrix0/matrix0.html ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLES DODGESON http://www.nls.uk/exhibitions/treasures/alice-in-wonderland/alice-by-dodgson https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/engl-355-fall2013/2013/09/23/alicesillustrations/ More information on Charles Dodgson can be found here: http://www.biography.com/people/lewis-carroll-9239598 As mathematics was a life-long passion of Charles Dodgson, several of the lessons in this companion explore mathematical concepts, including proportion, ratio, area and perimeter. Lessons begin in story with a comparison between the novel that began it all, \"The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland,\" and the Disney adaptation, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. This is followed by Art, Math and Set Design: Alice in Minecraft Land. In this lesson, students explore the art of John Tenniel, the original animators of Disney’s Studios (otherwise known as The Nine Old Men) and develop their own Minecraft illustrations while learning about area, perimeter and ratios. The following lesson, The Science of Color Meets the White Rabbit and the March Hare, looks at the possible inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s White Rabbit and March Hare, further explores Disney animator Ward Kimbell and introduces the work of modern-day English artist Helen Ahpornsiri. Students learn the scientific differences between rabbits and hares, the importance of complementary colors and how these colors influence human physiology and create their own complementary color illustrations comparing rabbits and hares.

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  • Science > Botany
  • Arts > Dance
  • Arts > Drama/Dramatics
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Ecology
  • Arts > General
  • Mathematics > Geometry
  • Arts > History
  • Science > Life Sciences
  • Language Arts > Listening & Speaking
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Mathematics > Measurement
  • Mathematics > Patterns
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Research
  • Language Arts > Writing

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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

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Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

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Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step "how many more" and "how many less" problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs.

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Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

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Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ? 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.

CCSS.Math.Content.7.RP.A.3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems.
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