Creating an Opera About Harvey Milk
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: The opera “Harvey Milk” uses beautiful, gripping music to tell the life and death story of the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: Theatre-174**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have students research an activist and write the lyrics to a song that exemplifies that person’s life and impact.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.