Aesops Flash Fable



Students learn the fundamentals of drawing vector art and animating it in Flash in the context of video production by interpreting short fairy tales and using animal figures to create simple characters in the development of a narrative. Students will use the draw tools, animate simple objects, and learn the fundamentals of key frames. Students then output their product as a animation video short with titles.

Lesson Time

50 Minutes
Instructor Overview
50 Minutes
Creating characters and scenes.
200 Minutes
Adding sound and narration
100 Minutes
Animation and assembly
100 Minutes
Class presentation
50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Design, Visual, and Media Arts
    • Production and Managerial Arts
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
  • Visual Arts & Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (8)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (11)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Learn and use the drawing tools in Flash.
  • Learn the fundamentals of animation and apply them to a digital story.
  • Develop skills in the process of digital storytelling.

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