Objective: 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) Classroom activity:
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 done...
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