This animated short co-animated by René Jodoin and Norman McLaren was produced for inclusion in the Let's All Sing Together sing-along series. It illustrates the popular song Alouette, gentille alouette. The technique used is single-frame animation of paper cutouts.
Ages 6 to 7
Arts Education - Art
Arts Education - Music
English Language Arts - Quebec Literature
Ask students to study song structure (verse, chorus); invent verses that name the various parts of a bird’s body; write new lyrics to the tune of “Alouette,” but describing a different animal; gradually draw the bird as the verses of the song describe it; make word labels using the song’s vocabulary and create a mobile combining the drawings and labels.