Walt Disney- Mini Biography

What can collaboration, attention to detail, and a love of drawing lead to? Discover the background of cartoonist, filmmaker, and innovator Walt Disney, and recall the wide breadth of influence the Disney company has had over the past half century.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • As a writing prompt, have learners discuss their relationship with the world of Walt Disney, considering films, theme parks, television shows, etc.
  • Analyze how the emergence of Disney works over time has corresponded to changes in culture and available technology
  • As a cross-curricular activity, give young learners historical background with this video the next time you approach a Disney story or film
Classroom Considerations
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Pros
  • Highlights several of the major Walt Disney works, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mary Poppins, and Pinocchio
  • Includes photographs, film footage, and interview excerpts
Cons
  • None