Let's live Giselle's story,

Educational project by Joaquín De Luz, CND Artistic Director - Ana García Pérez, author

The performing arts help express emotions and respect different points of view, developing a critical spirit that contributes to a better quality of life.

From the National Dance Company, we want movement and dance to be part of the day-to-day education of girls and boys, and that, through it, they can learn skills from all the areas that are part of the system educational.

The didactic project Let's live the story of Giselle was born with the purpose of transmitting the human values ​​of the adaptation of Giselle the story, inspired by the ballet Giselle of the CND, being movement and dance, as well as all the elements that appear on stage, a vehicle to learn from gamification.


Through the challenges posed in the didactic materials, it is intended to develop deep learning in students as the engine of new opportunities.



The didactic project “Let’s live the story of Giselle”, created by Ana García Pérez, is aimed at students in the third cycle of Primary Education (5th and 6th) and Compulsory Secondary Education (1st-4th ESO), offering teachers, free of charge, the resources necessary to carry it out in the classroom. A project that starts from a gamified experience, framed within active methodologies (Project-Based Learning or PBL, inverted classroom or flipped classroom, challenge-based learning…), the students do not stage what they learn, they feel as if really lived in the world of Giselle, a world that is built from our planning.

“Let’s live Giselle’s story” is organized in seven blocks:

1st Didactic guide for teachers/solutions. On the one hand, it includes the curricular framework on which this project is based, covering aspects such as: curricular areas, basic skills, specific skills, learning situations, basic knowledge, methodology, criteria and guidelines for evaluation and on the other, we find the guides/solutions of the project.

2nd hyperlinked document. PBL. Gamification. The didactic project is structured to be centralized in a single resource (hyperlinked document) that acts as a common thread and starts from a gamified experience as a motivating element. Due to its characteristics, it can be inserted as a task in any educational platform. The hyperlinks are also found in QR codes, thus favoring adaptation to all educational contexts.

3rd Theoretical notebook for students. In which theoretical content such as history, elements of ballet, essential vocabulary, ballet and music, emotional intelligence, the human team necessary to create a work, glossaries…

4th activity booklet for students (fillable PDF). It includes activities organized by interrelated areas, since with each activity we work on different skills. The activities revolve around the common thread of a narrative, specifically, a second part of Giselle’s story: “Little Giselle’s dream”. This document allows you to export the form data to a spreadsheet.

5th Emotional analysis notebook: “Getting into Giselle’s heart” (fillable PDF). Notebook for students, in which questions are asked to guide the analysis of the images.

6th Board Game: How much do you know about Giselle? This board game consists of a general review of the entire theoretical notebook, with different types of tasks and thematic blocks worked on.


7th educational escape room: “The Willis Cave”. Cooperative escape room set in the Caco cave (Los Fallos). It is developed in learning contexts connected to the daily reality of students. The students work on different skills, solving puzzles and exchanging the completion of some tasks for clues. It closes with a challenge that consists of an integrating activity of our block: Giselle accessible.

The Educational Project “Let’s live the story of Giselle” of the CND, has been created based on the state legislation of Royal Decree 157/2022, of March 1, which establishes the organization and minimum teachings of Primary Education and Royal Decree 217/2022, of March 29, which establishes the organization and minimum teachings of Compulsory Secondary Education.

This project has adopted the five approaches proposed by the LOMLOE to strengthen the equity and inclusive capacity of the system:

  • Children’s rights.
  • Gender equality.
  • Personalization of learning.
  • Continuous improvement. digital environments.
  • Sustainable development.

Both the perspective marked by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) have been taken into account, to connect it with our daily reality, as well as the educational approach of Universal Design for Learning (DUA), to respond to the different needs and interests of students.

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