INTRODUCTION TO HOMESCHOOLING with WALT DISNEY’S FANTASIA – PART TWO:
YEAR ONE – WEEK FOUR: Introduction and Overview:
Amothersrandomthoughts.com Copyright 2018 Introduction to Homeschooling with Disney movies. Read these notes and overview before beginning to study Year One, Week 4 – Homeschooling with Walt Disney’s Fantasia – Part Two. This Introduction to Homeschooling with Walt Disney’s Fantasia is for Year One – Week Four. It is designed to give you a clear understanding of what we will be studying the fourth week, and is meant to be used with Elements of Fun Learning Curriculum found here! We hope that you love what you learn!
- Intermediate and Advanced learners will read some Greek Mythology
- Beginner learners will read other selections.
- We will also be talking about irony this week.
- There are five pieces, but you can watch them all or select only 4 of the pieces.
SYNOPSIS FOR HOMESCHOOLING WITH WALT DISNEY’S FANTASIA – PART TWO
Fantasia is a multi-segment film set to 8 different classical compositions. In Part Two, we will look at the last five segments of the film. Leopold Stokowski is the conductor for the music that was performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
ADDITIONAL FACTS ABOUT FANTASIA:
- Fantasia was released in 1940
- Only seven of the eight songs were conducted by the Philadelphia Orchestra
- Composer Deems Taylor is Master of Ceremonies
- Originally Fantasia did not do well at the box office due to World War II
- However, the film is now the 22 highest-grossing film of all time.
- Disney produced a sequel in 2000 entitled Fantasia 2000.
(These basic notes are included with additional suggestions for learning activities)
Suggestions: This study is for one week only. I have tried to keep things light to not overwhelm anyone in the first several weeks.
HOMESCHOOLING WITH WALT DISNEY’S FANTASIA – PART TWO
Walt Disney’s Fantasia is rated G, and most of the segments are suitable for the entire family. In Part Two, there is a segment that may scare some children titled Night on Bald Mountain. As with any movie, some of my children love Fantasia, but none of them hate it. I do allow my children to dance around while they are watching it.
Four days this week we will study one segment of Fantasia. We will talk about the orchestra, the composer, and the musical piece. We will also be doing an art project a day for this segment. Please feel free to pick your four days for what works for your schedule. The fifth day I have reserved for field trips.
This week we will continue the study of the landforms such as volcanoes and major mountain ranges.
Astronomy will studied by Advanced students, while Beginner and Intermediate Students will study the science behind volcanoes.
We will study irony and what it means. We will also be reading some Greek Mythology.
After reading this introduction, proceed to the SCHEDULE FOR YEAR ONE – WEEK FOUR.
After reading through the Schedule, access the BOOKLIST for Year One: Weeks 1-12, and then read through the APPENDIX. Finally, visit the SUPPLIES list to see what is necessary for week 2 for HOMESCHOOLING with WALT DISNEY’S FANTASIA.
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