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EGYPT FAIR
Each year, students in grade 4 study the history and culture of ancient Egypt. For a Digital Arts project, one group of students became familiar with the process of mummification. In history class, each student was assigned a part of the process; students needed to write what happened during their step and then produce a claymation scene using stop-motion animation with Drag-On software.



"Using claymation for the mummification project was a lot of fun,” remarks one student, “especially when all the scenes were flowed together as a movie that showed you each step of the process.”
WORLD LANGUAGE GREEN SCREEN
Muy Bueno!
Grade 6 World Language Classes used green screen technology to produce some very original skits! Students wrote the text in World Language class, then created background images and animation in Digital Arts class.
 
One student converses in French with an alien, the Eiffel tower shining in the background. Another student incorporated his interest in scuba diving into his project, featuring hand-drawn fish floating by as he 'swims' through the ocean. Another student converses in French with an alien, the Eiffel tower in the background.
 
With the technology available to our students in The Bridge, not only is the sky the limit, so is the ocean!
 
FROM PROCESS TO PRODUCT
Projects from The Bridge

Project: Pangaea

Grade 8 students in Mrs. Lasala’s science class have been learning about Pangaea, the supercontinent that broke up nearly 200 million years ago to form the seven continents.
 
"The continents started as one big land mass and slowly pieces separated out, because of plates tectonics; the Atlantic ocean is now spreading and the Pacific ocean is shrinking...that’s why we have the "Ring of Fire" all around the Pacific plate with earthquakes and volcanoes," one student explains.

To illustrate this concept, students traditionally cut the seven continents out of a world map and are surprised to see how they all fit together like a puzzle. For instance, the coast of Africa fits into South America. This year, students used their time in The Bridge to convey the lesson with animation. Using common art supplies such as clay and construction paper, one class created dinosaurs who explain Pangaea (top right under "Pangaea Productions").  Another class likened Pangaea to a party (second right under "Pangaea Productions"), giving each continent a clay mouth, where, through conversations they formed cliques which eventually broke off and moved away from the other groups.

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