Stop Motion Lesson Plan for High School

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan provides teachers with ideas to teach high school students about stop motion animation. Students will learn what stop motion animation is and apply what they have learned to make their own animated clip.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and give examples of stop motion animation
  • create their own stop motion animation

Length`

This lesson will take approximately 45-60 minutes.

Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.3

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

Vocabulary

  • stop motion animation

Instructions

Materials needed: video clip of 'Gumby'

Play a clip of a 'Gumby' video. Ask students how they think the animations were created.

Read the lesson How to Make Stop-Motion Animation as a class. Pause after the 'What Is Stop-Motion Animation?' section to ask the following:

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