DreamWorks Animation presents this comedic tale of friendship and adventure. Tulio and Miguel, a pair of two-bit con men, believe they have found their path to fortune and glory when they win a map to El Dorado, the legendary City of Gold. But they find their troubles are just beginning - as they fulfill their dreams of gold, their friendship and the very fate of El Dorado hang in the balance.
What was the legend of El Dorado originally and how did the stories spread and change over time? What does ‘El Dorado’ mean today?
Teaching Idea #2
What discoveries were made in South America as Europeans searched for El Dorado over the centuries? Identify each on a map along with the year it was explored by Europeans. What was the significance of each to the indigenous people of the area at that time?
Teaching Idea #3
In recent years screenshots from the movie became backdrops for internet memes. Use a Road to El Dorado meme generator template to create your own. What makes this scene or scenes particularly good for crafting memes?