Storytelling the Pixar Way
Created by Michael Bowman, 3L Place
Applies to: Creative Expression, Self-Awareness
Purpose: To help members learn how to tell their own stories, both in their lives and through their art.
- Follow the “Storytelling”” lessons from Pixar & Khan Academy’s “Pixar in a Box” using their video content and modified versions of their activity lessons.
- Help members gain foundational skills that will help them voice their unique perspectives through multiple expressive modalities.
- Utilize the lessons to help scaffold executive function demands inherent in the organization of telling a story.
- Computer with internet access
- Modified worksheets (also see worksheets attached below)
- Markers and Pencils
- iPad and Smartboard
- Using iPad and Smartboard, go to https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/storytelling and watch the first two video lessons, ”Introduction to Storytelling” & “Your Unique Perspective”, pausing after each for group discussion.
- Do “Lesson 1” worksheets.
- Share individual work with the group before putting them in binder.
Carrying the Concept Forward
This lesson will provide the foundation for future Pixar-based lessons including:
- Continuing the “Storytelling” section activities on the Pixar in a Box page: ”What if...?” and “Characters & Worlds”
- The “Character” section and its activities
- The “Story Structure” section and its activities
- The “Visual Language” section and its activities
This lesson will also support other forms of creative expression a student may be already working on or their own future art projects.