On Thursday June 18, Amity School’s 6th grade class took a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. The students had been creating flipbooks in art class and talking about creating a visual story through images. A visit to this museum proved to be a great extension on this unit. Students were about to make their own flipbooks at the museum, dub their voices over movie clips, learn about how LIVE television is orchestrated and take a look at film strips close-up. Students were in shock at how many actual clips it takes to create one reel of film. Their day was rounded out with the opportunity to draw their own thaumatrope on two sides of a notecard to create an illusion that one image is imposed on top of the other. This is definitely a trip that students would like to make again!