Open Culture has just published a list of seventeen classic stories that have been turned into animated videos that are now available on the web. A few of the items in the list I had seen before, these Shel Silverstein stories for example, but others were new to me. One of the animations that I particularly like is this animated telling of The Old Man and the Sea.
Applications for Education
These animated videos could be help some students gain a better understanding of the overall themes of some classic works. The videos could also be used as a model for students to create their own animated or claymation videos about stories that they’re reading in your classroom. If you’re interested in learning how to create claymation and stopmotion movies check out Kevin Hodgson’s Making Stopmotion Movies website.