31 January 2012

film theme: georges méliès

we watched le voyage dans la lune by georges méliès as a continuation of our discussion on silent film. the kids loved it- although everyone agreed that the moon was pretty creepy! 

before watching the film i had the kids look through different screenshots from the film and try to put them in chronological order. since no one had any idea what the context of the images were, everyone had different ideas of what order to place the images. after we watched the film we went back to the screenshots and put them in the correct order!

as homework the kids were to watch this melies-inspired music video by the smashing pumpkins. the kids did an excellent job finding similarities and differences between the two!