S3 Elective Choices The evolution of Disney • To infinity…and beyond! • In this elective we will be looking at a range of Disney films – The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove and many more! We will be looking at how the films are made and how characters and storylines have changed over the years. You will be working on a project of your choice based on an aspect of Disney films – for example Heroes, Villains, Princesses, Music, and many more! • So if you love Disney films, this is the choice for you! Hakuna Matata! Children’s Writing Do you have a favourite story from when you were little? What is it about that story that sticks in your mind? Is it the pictures, the rhyme, the content, the ending of the story that made it a favourite? Would you enjoy researching what makes a good story for young children? Would you like to write your own story suitable for young children? Would you then like to read it to children in a local primary school and experience their reactions to it? Could you be the next budding children’s story writer? You never know, your story may end up being someone’s favourite story Greek Mythology What is Greek Mythology? • The people of ancient Greece shared stories called myths about the gods, goddesses, and heroes in which they believed. These exciting stories explained natural phenomena that could not be explained by science in the ancient world. Why Should We Study Greek Mythology? • The Ancient Greek culture has been kept alive by the oral and later written stories handed down through thousands of years. Modern plays, novels, television programmes, movies and even advertisements refer to Greek gods, goddesses, heroes and their stories. • It’s fun - adventurous and exciting stories to delight and entertain us. What Will You Learn About? • • • • The Ancient Greeks Stories and Symbols of Greek Gods and Goddesses Creatures in Greek Mythology The Underworld and the River Styx Horror History! • This class will look at the origins and the way the horror genre has developed since the time of the silent movie both in terms of special effects and in the way the content reflects the particular fears of each generation. • This horror-fest will look at three decades of work and pupils will produce their own time-line of developments. Only the bravest will survive! Debating • Enjoy getting your point across? Enjoy researching the pros and cons of an argument? Then the Debating Elective is for you! Scots Language and Song • Discover the languages of Scotland through the medium of song! As well as looking at all the interesting languages that are present in our country, we will also be looking at music and doing some group singing! The History of Film Films are great, aren’t they? They are a super way to while away a couple of hours at home, at the cinema or out and about with our phones. But have films been around forever? Where did they start? What were they like? How have they developed over the years? This course covers the history of film and looks at the development of media techniques over the years. We will be watching many clips in order to recognise media techniques and will do short presentations of films of our own choice. There may also be time to analyse a classic film in full.