Part of Lesson Plan: Phenakistoscope “Spindle Viewer”
Activity Overview / Details
Show as students walk in :
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.