Well known nursery rhyme
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Short silent animated film of the Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme using toy soldiers and horses to help children read and spell. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the king's horses and all the king's men Couldn't put Humpty together again
Questions & Activities
- Why did humpty dumpty fall?
- Why was he sitting on a wall?
- Why is humpty shown as an egg?
- What do you think the rhyme is about?
Early Years: Use the film to help children learn the ryhme.
Media Studies: Make your own short film of a nursery rhyme.
Media Studies: This film was a resource that teacher's used in the past. Compare to a modern version of Humpty Dumpy.
Art and Design / Technologies: Design a box for an egg to fall into so it does not break.
Upper primary / Media Studies / English / Music: Make a moving image resource to teach nursery rhymes to young classes. Add a voiceover/music to the film.
History: Research the origins of the nursery rhyme to establish whether Humpty Dumpty was based on a real person.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|Genre||Educational, Women Filmmakers|
|School Subject||Media Studies, History, English, Music, Art and Design, Technologies|
|Subject Matter||Early Years|
|Who||B. Grant (maker of Humpty), Educational Films of Scotland (sponsor), Louise Annand (editing, titles), R. Horn, W. Thomson, O. McAllan, F. Ritchie (camera and animation), SEFA (Glasgow Group Production), (production company)|