Based on the book The Grey Ghost by children's author Julie Hahnke, this film demonstrates the potential for using animation to illustrate curriculum topics. A brief summary of The Grey Ghost:
When Black Duncan Campbell starts attacking his neighbors in 1526 Scotland, eleven-year-old Angus suddenly finds himself the sole survivor of Clan Macnab. Aided by a goshawk and a pine marten, and urged forward by a mysterious luna moth, Angus must uncover his clan’s heritage, reveal ancient secrets, and try to end the Campbells’ rampage.
This film highlights three curriculum topics from The Grey Ghost: navigation and map reading, the internal gearing of a Medieval grist mill, and the life cycle of a luna moth.[hana-flv-player video="/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/video.flv" width="460" height="390" player="4" autoload="true" autoplay="false" loop="false" autorewind="true" /]The film was developed by interns at FableVision Learning who worked closely with Julie Hahnke to bring The Grey Ghost to life. All animations were created with FableVision Learning’s Animation-ish™ program, designed for grades K-12.