Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
The student will take notes on the book and its author, Robert Rodriguez.
The student will defend education that allows a child to develop his or her talents and interests.
1. Teacher lecture should include familiarization with the movie EL MARIACHI and the English language remake, DESPERADO, starring Antonio Banderas. In the lecture describe the single-mindedness of Robert Rodriguez from his very earliest years. Discuss flip animation like Rodriguez did as a young boy. Include family dynamics that help develop special talents in young people.
2. Discuss a talent like Rodriguez' in terms of the adequacy of modern American education to address special needs. Make reference to the fact that Albert Einstein was not a good student in the accepted sense of the word.
3. Elaborate on the seemingly impractical idea to make a feature film for under $8.000. Everyone tells Rodriguez that it cannot be...
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