Disney PD Magic Investigations

On-Line-Lesson 1

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PD-Magic-Lesson 1 LINK 

What do I need to know about Walt Disney?

Who was Walt Disney? 

 The Walt Disney Story  

 10 most amazing things about Walt Disney 

 Walt Disney and the impact he had on theme parks 

On-Line-Lesson 2

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 PD-Magic -Lesson 2 LINK 

What is Imagineering?

 Creating a “Disney Theme Park Attraction 

What Is A Imagineer?

 America's Thrillmakers  

Imagineering Stories 

On-Line-Lesson 3

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 PD-Magic -Lesson 3 Link  

What makes a story great?  

Lessons in Storytelling From Walt Disney

How Imagineers build engaging stories 

Why Disney keeps the art of storytelling at the heart of everything they do

PIXAR Storytelling Lessons

Best Walt Disney World Backstories


On-Line-Lesson 4

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 PD-Magic  - Lesson 4  LINK   

Types Of Attractions 

How Does Disney Create Attractions?

Inspiring Moments In Disney Rides

Ranking Every Ride at Walt Disney World  

Research, read and discuss the process of creating a “Disney Theme Park Attraction.”

View YouTube videos on Disney Theme park attractions 

On-Line-Lesson 5

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 PD-Magic - Lesson 5 LINK

Audio-Animatronics

Best Animatronics in Disney Attractions

 10 Must See Animatronics at Walt Disney World!  

 An Inside Look at New Disney Parks Technology  

 Sixty Years of Innovation: Audio-Animatronics 




On-Line-Lesson 6

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 PD-Magic -Lesson 6  Link  

What Is This Queue All About?

What are Themed queues?

What are  Interactive Queues?   

How Does Disney Design And Create A Disney Themed Queues? 

The BEST interactive and themed queues of Disney World


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ON-Line -Lesson 7

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   PD-Magic – Lesson 7 Link  

 Engineering Magic: Special Effects In Theme Parks  

Best Special Effects at Disney World

Special Effects Science

The science behind Hollywood

How do they create the special effects on attractions at Walt Disney World

 Math in Special Effects: Take the challenge

SPECIAL EFFECTS activities    

On-Line - Lesson 8

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PD-Magic – Lesson 8 Link  
What Makes Walt Disney World So Amazing?
Research why mothers, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and kids all love going to Walt Disney WorldWhy do over 54 million people visit Walt Disney World every year?
Produce a 25 slide presentation on why you should take Grandma and Grandpa to Walt Disney World 

On-Line -Lesson 10

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PD-Magic  Lesson 10 Link

PIXAR In A Box
"Why do I need to learn this stuff?"
Interactive lessons
Pixar and Khan Academy have collaborated to create, develop, and promote a series of learning tutorials that demonstrate how traditional school subjects such as math, science, and the arts are a vital part of the everyday work put into Pixar's filmmaking process.
Select one lesson to complete in the box and write a reflection piece


 




On-Line -Lesson 11

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 PD-Magic  - Lesson 11 Link
Disney Hero’s & Villains


  Research differences between real world (s)heroes and TV world (s)heroes

How stars and super (s)heroes are created on television

How violence and action are used to give power to characters

On-Line -Lesson 12

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  PD-Magic Lesson 12 Link

 it's a small world Link

  

Connect with learners in other parts of the world

Explore learning across distances and flat-world projects

What does it take to make global, collaborative learning more accessible for students?

 Students will engage in diverse experiences at home and abroad to increase their knowledge of global issues, regions, and cultures; improve their intercultural skills, and develop attitudes that cultivate global citizenship.

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On-Line-Lesson 13

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 PD-Magic -Lesson 13 Link  

 How Does Disney Design And Create A Disney Themed Attraction? 

  

Research, read and discuss the process of creating a “Disney Theme Park Attraction.”

View YouTube videos on Disney Theme park attractions

Design a new attraction/ride Design a Themed Haunted Mansion Restaurant

Discover 7 Special Effects at Walt Disney World You'll Have to See to Believe  

On-Line-Lesson 14

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  PD-Magic -Lesson 14 Link  

Disney Music in the Classroom. 

Pick one of the following projects to complete: 

 1. Select a Disney song -Review  the lyrics - find images/photos to  match the lyrics-create a slideshow with Google Slides-Add the  music-Match the images/photos to the slide.

2. Select Disney songs- Look over the lyrics - Create s Google Slides Presentation to share life lessons learned from the songs.

3.  Design your own Disney Music Lesson for your content area. Use Google  Docs or Slides or Project Proposal or Draw or? You Decide 



On-Line-Lesson 15

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 PD-Magic -Lesson 15 Link

 Design And Create A Poster For A Disney Themed Attraction

Poster can be for an existing attraction or a new attraction 

How can a poster tell a story?

What are the key elements in a attraction poster ? 


On-Line-Lesson 16

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PD-Magic – Lesson 16 Link


Welcome to Star Wars in the Classroom

  

Education resources for transdisciplinary teaching and learning with Star Wars.

http://starwarsintheclassroom.com/

  


On-Line-Lesson 17

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   PD-Magic – Lesson 17 Link


 Disney Designers as Edmagineers 

EPCOT

Innoventions is an exploration museum at the EPCOT park in Walt Disney World, Florida. It focuses on technological advancements and their practical applications in everyday life. 


EPCOT Imagineers have hired you for 2 weeks. Innoventions  in desperate need of an upgrade. Guests walk in and out of the current attraction in 3 min.

On-Line - Lesson 18

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     PD-Magic – Lesson 18 Link  

 Mapping Walt Disney World

  

Spatial Thinking in Grades preK-6

 Map Skills 

Types of Maps 

How to Read Maps 

World Maps 

Parts of a Map Lesson for Kids 

How to Locate Places 

Map Memorization Games 

Latitude & Longitude:Activities 

Atlas Map Activities 

Map Projects 

Scale Drawing Activities

Map Scale Activities 

  


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On-Line - Lesson 19

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    PD-Magic – Lesson 19 Link 

  Pirates of the Caribbean

Ahoy, mateys! Let’s go on a pirate adventure

  

Identify pirates and their roles in the ‘Atlantic World”, North Carolina, Florida and the Caribbean.

Identify and share information on three different pirates and contribute to a small group of five class members. 

Identify characteristics of pirates and their significance in history. 

On-Line - Lesson 20

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PD-Magic – Lesson 20 Link 

TTA People Mover


  Recognize the importance of alternate energy sources.

Understand how engineers help people by designing new methods of transportation that produce fewer emissions.

Explain why it is important for engineers to be able to present their ideas persuasively.

On-Line - Lesson 21

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 PD-Magic – Lesson 21 Link

  Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress  

  

Create your own personal Carousel of Progress.

Changing our views on work and progress.

Understand how advances in technology have drastically changed the way we interact with the world and each other.

On-Line - Lesson 22

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 PD-Magic – Lesson 22 Link

The American Adventure History Lesson

  Voyage to Liberty Square

Explore Columbia Harbour House

Hunt for the Lanterns

Liberty Square’s Liberty Tree

Find a Bathroom

Explore the Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

Check out Liberty Square’s Liberty Bell.

Study The Hall of Presidents Building

Explore The Hall of Presidents Interior

   

On-Line - Lesson 23

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   PD-Magic – Lesson 23 Link  

Create A Lesson

Designing Disney Inspired Classrooms

Theme Park Press just called. 

Deadline is in 2 weeks

They need a classroom lesson for your content area to publish in the 2nd edition


On-Line - Lesson 24

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Disney In The Classroom

Write a backstory or PR piece for a new land at Walt Disney World Called “Treasure Island”  




PD-Magic – Lesson 24 Link    

PIXAR In A Box

"Why do I need to learn this stuff?" 

Interactive lessons

Pixar and Khan Academy have collaborated to create, develop, and promote a series of learning tutorials
that demonstrate how traditional school subjects such as math, science, and the arts are a vital part of the everyday work put into Pixar's filmmaking process.

Select one lesson to complete in the box and write a reflection piece