Lesson Plans

1.  ST PATRICKS LEGACY| A STOP MOTION SHORT FILM

 

                  OBJECTIVE

Have children create short pieces of stop motion animation based on St Patrick within a 6 hour session.

                    OUTLINE

·      Teach children about St Patrick, his time outside of Ireland, In Ireland and most importantly, his legacy.

·      Teach children basic stop motion style animation using a light box and cardboard cut outs.

·      Teach children how to use software on ipads called ‘iStopmotion’.

·      Split children into groups and have them create short films for Pats To The Future.

MATERIALS NEEDED

·      iPads

·      Tripods

·      Lightboxes

·      Paper/cardboard

·      Safety scissors

               DIGITAL REQUIREMENTS

·      iStopmotion

·      Stop motion clips/examples

·      Storyboards/animatics so kids have rough idea of what we want them to create

               ACTIVITY

  • Split children into 2-3 groups
  • Give each child a task e.g. cutting out, placing cardboard, taking pictures using iPad with iStopmotion software
  • In 30 min intervals switch each childs task, this will help keep them motivated, and make sure everyone gets to have a go at each process.
  • We will go around helping the children take the project in the right direction

 

EVALUATION| PROOF OF SUCCESS

  • Children can explain what animation is
  • Children can explain what Stop Motion Animation is
  • Children can tell the story of St Patrick
  • Children can demonstrate they have learnt a new piece of software
  • Final pieces of stop motion film
  • Childrens use of language (using words like shot, frames, Claymation, stop motion, storyboards etc)
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