Activity Industry Sector
Arts, Media & Entertainment

Activity Originally Created By: Shawn Sullivan

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Part of Lesson Plan: Phenakistoscope “Spindle Viewer”

Activity Overview / Details

  Show as students walk in :

Eadweard Muybridge

Phenakistoscope A couple Waltzing  (No. 35, title from item)


Medium 1 print: lithograph, color



Explain that the animated films of today all started with children toys called optical toys.  The Phenakistoscope was created by Joseph Plateau.  See historical and cultural context for more information.

Play video to show student examples of what they will be creating.

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