As a lover of children’s books and a lover of all things Disney, I can’t believe I have gone so long without discovering Disney created books that weren’t based on “Disney” movies! Where have I been! I stumbled across it by chance.
Have you ever wondered how to incorporate Disney or Pixar into your classroom writing? I found the perfect solution. As I was teaching how to write a compare and contrast paper, I wanted to use something “fun” AND “obvious.” I wanted the subject I chose to show a stark contrast among the characters being examined.
As a college professor of Education, I teach multiple sections and multiple topics each semester. This semester I am teaching Social Science for Early Childhood Education. In essence, I am teaching teachers how to teach Social Studies to elementary students. Our second week of class did not meet because of the observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday. I decided to give an out-of-class assignment that would be fun, represent the citizenship of Social Studies, and would be in keeping with the mission of MLK day.
Have you ever stumbled upon that song that you just couldn’t seem to get out of your head? “It’s a small world after all; it’s a small world after all…”
Happy New Year from The Educated Mouse! This first month of January we wish to ring in the celebration of various cultures.
Fall at Disney World is one of our favorite times to visit. There is so much to eat, ride, and learn at the parks. The Magic Kingdom is adorned in pumpkins, hay bales, and scarecrows for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
While eating dinner the night before July 4th, we decided to be patriotic and watch a movie about the birth of our nation. We chose an episode of Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on TCM from the “Walt Disney Vault” that we taped last year. The episode was entitled Liberty Story and it was narrated by Walt himself.
Over the weekend, we grabbed our 3-D glasses and headed into the movie theater to see “Zootopia.” With the incredible success of Disney’s new smash animated hit, we felt it only fitting to share where the real “Zootopia” can be found……right on Disney property!
Last week, I received my latest video from the Disney Movie Club…The Good Dinosaur in 3-D. Not only do I love the story line and characters (Spot is my favorite), but this animated masterpiece is so incredible in 3-D! After I finished watching the movie and removed my glasses, I thought about all of the wonderful opportunities guests have to learn about Dinosaurs at Walt Disney World.
isney’s connection to U.S. presidents first started at the 1964 World’s Fair when Walt Disney introduced Audio-Animatronics through an Abraham Lincoln exhibit. Since that time, every U.S. President has visited a Disney resort property at some point in their lifetime except for Lyndon B. Johnson. Many of these presidents have held events on Disney property and have even visited the parks.