As you well know, (if you don’t, you will) the new updated syllabus for Secondary moves the 2nd Grade project “Silent Movies” to first grade. I wouldn’t call it a smart move because I haven’t really seen the point of the whole project in the first place, maybe for younger grades. For me, it would be a smash hit in 3rd grade if you combine it with daily activities or something like that.
Anyway, to prepare for this class, some YOUTUBE is necessary. I don’t considerate fair since there are a lot of schools without videoprojector, internet or computers but I didn’t write the syllabus.
Brief History of Silent Movies:
In general students have to see the first protomovie back in 1878 when Eadward Muybridge, a photographer realized that assembling pictures and move them could create the optical illusion of movement.
Then, it became something to gasp. It was difficult at first since the technology was still being invented.
It was until 1894 when the Kinetoscope was invented and things started to get going. Also when the Lumiere brothers invented the Cinematograph and debuted in 1895.
From that moment, things really started and films became a thing and in less of 20 years, there were adaptations of books like Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein, the Wizard of Oz, Pinnochio and so on.
On the most iconic actor of this era was Charlie Chaplin who started in 1914.
The Silent Movies era ended in mid 1920s with the arrival of the ‘talkie’ movies . One ‘new’ movie that makes homage to this transition time is THE ARTIST
I found a good example of a student project.
Not exactly a student project but it’s not bad.