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“I want to create an assignment in which students harnessed and nurtured their creative abilities but also accomplished goals” – Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter,creator and teacher, created a fantastic project based activity using Disney movies. I think there is great value in letting our children get nostalgic with their favorite animated classics.  This is a great way to help our kids keep their determination level high throughout an entire project.

Illustration of a familiar mouse

Below are a few steps listed  in her article.

  1. Summarize the story as portrayed by Disney.
  2. Determine the origins of the fairy tale.Where did the fairy tale originate in the world? How true to the tale did Disney stay?
  3. Determine the setting of the movie (time and place) and whether the architecture is appropriate. (i.e.: Is Mulan set in Han China when the Forbidden City was not yet constructed?) Is the clothing congruent with the setting? How accurate are the appearance of the characters? Are there any geographic misrepresentations? (i.e.: Does Hercules mention visiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in Greece?)
  4. Determine what was going on the world at this point in history. Consider all events globally and identify at least one major event from each continent (except Antarctica).

The full article can be found here!

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