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Dreams Come True

Education Resource Kit

Dreams Come True Education Resource Kit

Explore the inspiration, production and cultural legacy of Disney's classic fairy tales, as presented in the Dreams Come True exhibition.

Fairy tales have been used for centuries to instil values and codes of conduct in children, and many of these have been quite frightening. Walt Disney departed from his peers to create moral tales that use the beauty and artistry of animation. This resource is designed as an introduction to the basic elements of story structure, fairy tales, character archetypes and animation techniques.

This kit has been developed to support the curriculum areas of English and The Arts in Australia, with particular relevance to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS).

This resource features:

  • a guide to screen literacy
  • an exploration of stories and storytelling
  • a biography of Walt Disney
  • a discussion on characterisation
  • an introduction to Disney's animation process
  • a guide to the exhibition.

Download the Dreams Come True Education Resource Kit [PDF 3.76MB]

Writer: Christine Evely

Christine is an Education Programmer at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. She is responsible for developing and delivering screen literacy programs and resources for teachers and students from Year Prep to Year 10. She has a primary teaching background and a passion for language and literacy.


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