Dressing Don Quixote
Kind of Activity:
Students will use costumes and props to help bring the character of Don Quixote to life.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5 (Grades 11-12)
The issue of the barber's bowl (which Quixote sees as a helmet of war) is raised again in this section of readings. Students should be asked to bring in to class elements of Don Quixote's costume, as detailed in the novel, to get a better impression of what others are seeing him wear. This activity should focus on the students' creative imaginings, but stick fairly closely to the story (e.g., an actual barber's bowl is not needed, but a bucket...
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