Port Moody Station Museum

A day-long workshop in film animation!

Who: Grades 4 – 12
What: Create a short animated historical film in a full day workshop with a professional animator and museum interpreter
Where: Port Moody Station Museum
2734 Murray Street,  Port Moody
When: Monday to Friday – 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
How: to book a field trip, contact 604-939-1648 or info@portmoodymuseum.org

Students work cooperatively with a professional animator and museum interpreter to storyboard the film’s plot, create characters, animate their creations using computer-operated digital cameras, and add dialogue and sound effects. At the end of the day, the class will have a finished product that will be sent to you one week following the workshop.

Cost: $15.00 per student – includes all supplies!

Animating History is an innovative hands-on workshop that connects media literacy and storytelling through the creative exploration of BC history. During the workshop, youth create a 1-2 minute animated film based on the story of the building of the trans-Canada railway.

This workshop allows youth a chance to bring historical events to life and shows how the past links to current events. Students are encouraged to examine the politics, the obstacles and the events surrounding the creation of Canada’s railway.

Here are the videos students have made this year:

Goals & objectives

    • Promote an understanding of how animation works,
    • Learn how to develop a story and create characters,
    • Acquire the tools and techniques for creating an animated film using stop-motion animation,
    • Understand the concept of historical fiction and
    • Develop a better understanding of events in BC history
This day-long workshop encourages students to identify what they value about their heritage and their city. They become detectives, guided through the Port Moody Station Museum exhibits with an objective: to look for clues to the past in order to bring their own BC story to life through animation.

Contact the Port Moody Station Museum to book a fieldtrip:
Tel: 604 939-1648
E-mail: info@portmoodymuseum.org


Elementary school curriculum links

This workshop has several links to the school curriculum, helping students to develop skills in such areas as teamwork, communication, and cooperation. Activities include a museum visit, interviewing, storyboarding, and animation. Students develop skills in math, time management, storytelling, and historical research. Learning how to do animation integrates all areas of the curriculum, enabling students to apply their multiple intelligences to a project-based learning experience.

Curriculum Connections: Social Studies – Society and Culture; Language Arts – Oral and Visual Communication; Visual Arts; Technology

What teachers are sayingAnimating History Video Gallery

“Excellent – bringing history to life with names and stories – an enjoyable enriching program.”

A partnership of R2R and Port Moody Station Museum, this program is sponsored by Telus Community Board and the Ministry of Public Safety. Special thanks to MacStation for assistance with our equipment needs, and to Modo Car Sharing for getting us there.

  Modo            The Mac Station