Lesson 11:   Special Effects  -How Did They Do That?

Web Tool To Explore: Creativity – Special Effects School- Gnomon

 What are the Coolest Special Effects In Walt Disney World?
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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game | Walt Disney World
How Did They Do That?
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How they do it: Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game | Walt Disney World
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 Enchanted Tales With Belle
Disney always does storytelling with emotion and feeling. Walk into Maurice’s cottage to help Belle tell the story of Beauty and The Beast. Amazing how you enter through a magic mirror and how the guests interact with the enchanted Wardrobe and Lumiere!
Enchanted Tales With Lumiere, Madame  & Belle | Walt Disney World
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 Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Great example of an interactive and immersive 4D show.  The visual effects combine all your favorite Disney characters and songs.  A magical flying carpet takes you on a magical tour with Mickey and all his musical friends!
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 Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor
As you leave this attraction you will say, “How did they do that”? Disney knows how to involve guests and provide complete interactivity.  Mike Wasowski plays the MC in an immersive and interactive comedy show where the audience plays the biggest part. But…do you really want to be “That Guy”? The monsters are totally LIVE!  Before the show you can text in their own jokes to appear on the show! 
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 How Did They Do that? 
Special Effects Used Within the Haunted Mansion
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Terri is the owner, creator and an author for WDW Hints. She enjoys taking less-traveled paths of WDW and sharing her lesser-known discoveries with you!  https://www.wdwhints.com/
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Walt Disney World Hints: Thank you to Terri  Miller for permission to share and re-print the above article. Terri is owner, creator and an author for WDW Hints. She enjoys taking less-traveled paths of WDW and sharing her lesser-known discoveries with you!  https://www.wdwhints.com/
Engineering Magic: Keeping Rides Safe: The Critical Piece
To get insight, we spoke to Steve Alcorn, Disney's first Systems Engineer. He shared a few behind-the-scenes information on how theme park rides are kept safe.
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 Activity 1 – Real World Math
Math in Special Effects: Introduction
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Jeremy Chernick from J&M Special Effects sets up a challenge about lighting for high-speed effects.
Math in Special Effects: Take the challenge
Use light probe readings to figure out the mathematical relationship between intensity and distance.
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 Math in Special Effects: Try other special effects challenges
Learn how a setting called an f-stop affects the amount of light coming through a camera lens.
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Activity 3:  Special Effects - PBS
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 The SPECIAL EFFECTS activities are structured around a thematic framework based on science content. For upper elementary and middle school-age learners, the concepts underlying each activity are expressed at a stage that is developmentally appropriate to them. The focus of elementary school-age students is on observable features and actions that invite exploration as a means to a concrete understanding of scientific discipline.

Students in grades 5 through 8 learn best when given the opportunity doing science that applies to the real world applications.  
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Lesson 12:    SURPRISE!!! We Are Going To Walt Disney World
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Flying on a plane the first time
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Magic Kingdom Tour and Overview | Walt Disney World (16min)
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  Magical Lesson Plan:
Story: Mom and Dad just told you about your trip to Orlando, Florida and you are staying six nights and will allow two additional days for travel. Explore travel options, airline tickets, car rental, gas, costs, time, hotels, dining, Disney resort hotels, park tickets and entertainment.

Lesson 13:   Walking Down Main Street
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Video: Walking into the Magic Kingdom & Down Main Street USA to Cinderella Castle (HD)
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360 Degree Walk Down Main Street USA at Disney's Magic Kingdom
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 Lesson 14:   Walt Disney World Railroad

Web Tool To Explore: MapMaker – Animaps


 Walt Disney’s "Behind The Magic Of Our Steam Trains" Tour
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  Activity 1

Connecting Railroads and the Making of Modern America
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 Activity 2.
There's a Train a-Comin'
To engage students to learn about the railroads, share railroad-related poems and songs, or read a book aloud to the class. Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Page, a link from the EDSITEment resource Internet Public Library, offers many terrific suggestions on its Trains Page, including "Death of the Iron Horse," by Paul Goble, which tells of the arrival of the rails from the point of view of the Native Americans.
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Activity 3.
Discuss with the class, background information on railroads and the West. 
Suggested resources are located here:   EDSITEment-reviewed website American Memory. Use the topic, Railroads in the Late 19th Century.   Short URL:  http://bit.ly/wdwlesson14D

 Activity 5
Read a train schedule from 1881.  How would you get from San Diego to Washington DC on a train?
1881 "Overland Route" Timetable & Transcontinental Railroad Map ...
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Activity 6
To emphasize the entry of new states into the Union after the growth of the railroads, students could use instead—or additionally, for comparison purposes—a map of the United States in 1880, available through a link from the EDSITEment-reviewed New Perspectives on The West. If desired, compare the 1880 map to a map from 1900 to demonstrate how many states were admitted to the Union in the interim.

If desired, have students compare contemporary train routes with those of 1880:
EDSITEment resource

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Transcontinental Railroad Lines, 1880s, a link from the The Internet Public Library. This map shows clearly the many connections from Chicago and other points in the East to points in the West, little more than 10 years after the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Activity 7
I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad
... What were the advantages of railroad travel? Who used the railroads, and why? Who built the railroad? Help your class make connections between the arrival of the railroads and many of the changes occurring in the United States and its ...
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Lesson 15:    Main Street Vehicles

Vehicles on Walt Disney World Main Street-Magic Kingdom Main Street Vehicle
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Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom from the Omnibus - Walt Disney World
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Main Street Vehicles - Horseless Carriage
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 Main Street trolley show using Fire truck
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 Web Tool To Explore: Digital Tools – Buncee 

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 Activity 1
 Create an Infographic or a Glog on Transportation of the “Turn Of The Century Vehicles”
Glog-ternatives, Or Try These Alternatives to Glogster
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 Biteslide   http://www.biteslide.com/

New Hive   http://newhive.com/

Uturn   http://www.uturn.com

Smore   http://www.smore.com/  

 Activity 2:  Tell Me A Story about My Town
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 Look over the lyrics to the song
Our Town- [Thanks to gjcoram@yahoo.com for lyrics]

Upload the photos to Kizoa Slide Creater

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