Welcome! As we have been reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, many questions have come up. Using this resource, you will be exploring and investigating the different parts of Hugo’s life that are new and unfamiliar to us. Please pay careful attention so that you are able to answer the POP questions!The arrows at the bottom let you click through the pages. The light bulbs take you to new pages! home
Hugo Cabret• “Hello! My name is Hugo Cabret and I live in Paris, France. Well, to be specific, I live in the train station. My Uncle used to take care of the clocks and now it is my job! Every day I have to climb through the walls to wind all the clocks. home
Hugo CabretIt is a dangerous job, but someone has to do it. I am really good with small wind-up toys; I think I got that skill from my dad. He worked at the museum and was really good at tinkering. It’s one of my favorite skills that I learned from him! To learn more about my life in Paris and Georges Méliès continue through this webquest. Answer all the questions and see how much you’ve learned! home
Paris, France• Paris is located in northern France (Paris is a city, France is the country. They do not have states in Europe)• Climate/Weather: – Summer – warm days – Winter – cold, but little snow• Landforms: – River Seine – Low lands home
Paris, France• Paris is the Capital of France• Population: 2,211,297 people• It is a VERY large city home
Paris, France• Take a Virtual Tour! (click on the tabs along the side)• Places to Visit: – Eiffel Tower – Notre Dame Cathedral • A VERY large Catholic Church Notre Dame Cathedral – Louvre • Home of Mona Lisa – a painting by Van Gogh home
• Eiffel Tower – Built in 1889 – Tallest building in Paris – 1,063 feet tall (same height as an 81 story building) – This has become an icon for France – It has been in many movies and shows! This tower is very famous!
France• Interesting Facts: – All of Europe uses the same money – the Euro – People in Paris speak French • French words in English: ballet and buffet – There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower! – Every year over 100 people ride their bikes in the Tour de France – The Louvre is one of the largest art museums in the world! home
Question - Paris• Which of the following is not a fact? – Paris is the capital of France X – The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 X – The Louvre is one of the biggest art museums in the world X – Paris is cool X – The River Seine flows through the city X home
Congratulations!• A fact is a piece of information that is true. It can be proven or supported with evidence• An opinion is how something thinks or feels about something.• Paris is cool is an opinion, it may be true but it could also be false!• All the rest were facts that we learned going through our resources!
Not Quite…• Remember an opinion is how something thinks or feels about something, but a fact is information that can be proven.• Maybe you should review the information we learned about Paris.
Georges Méliès• Explore the websitewww.mrgeorgesmelies.weebly.comClick on the light bulb to visit the site. Please take your time because there will be a question later that will require you to remember information that you read.After you have explored you may click HERE home
Georges Méliès• Born December 8, 1861 in Paris, France• Died January 21, 1938 in Paris, France• Had 2 brothers• Family owned a successful boot factory• He married Eugenie Genine• Bought a theater from Houdini!• Produced, directed, and starred in many movies! home
Georges Méliès• Movies were not what they are today. Many were silent, which meant no one talked, they had to tell the story just by actions and pictures.• They were also a lot shorter. Making movies was really hard and took a lot of work, so most movies were “shorts” or quick stories, lasting only a few minutes (think of the Pixar shorts we watched for PBIS). Now our movies can be 2 hours long. home
Georges Méliès• After his film company went bankrupt, many of his films were ruined. They were recycled: – The French Army used many of the films to melt down and make boot heals for the army. – Others were recycled into new movies.• Georges did not realize the lasting effect his movies would have, so no one knows exactly how many he made. home
Question - Georges Méliès• Which movie was Georges Méliès most famous for? A Trip to the Moon B Return of the Automaton C Walking in Her Shoes D The Haunted Castle (click the letter box to answer) home
You Got It!• Trip to the Moon was a big hit for Georges Méliès! – Made in 1902 – In black and white – Silent – 14 minutes long• Georges tried many things for the first time in this movie. He used big special effects for the time.• It was named one of the the 100 greatest films of the 20th century! home
Go back and reread• Although all of these options have to do with Georges Méliès, there is only one correct answer.• Please go back to the website and reread information. Make sure you really understand or are asking questions, and finding the answers. home
Automata• An automaton is defined as a self- opperating machine; similar to a robot, it can complete a task or movement• If you missed the information on the website, click the light bulb to revisit. Make sure you watch the video of Automata home
Question - Automata• What can Automata do? A draw a picture B write a note C move back and forth D move up and down E all of the above home
Great Job!• You are an expert! After learning all this information about Paris, France, Georges Méliès, and Automata – you are really ready to read and understand The Invention of Hugo Cabret.• While we read, make sure you are asking questions so that we are able to learn more during this story!• Thanks for your hard work in the project home
Wrong Answer• You need to go back and review the information we learned.• Pay close attention when you watch the video to the various types of Automata. They really can do amazing things! These are just a few examples. In our story, Hugo’s is medal, but the video only shows wood.• Many machines can fall into the Automata category home