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REGISTER HERE FOR SUMMER MIDDLE SCHOOL MAKERSPACE 2022 PROGRAM

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A Social Enterprise Skills Learning Framework

WHAT WE”RE DOING

Learning about the historic Long Beach Pike with authors Trish Tsoiasue and 94 year old Paul Miranda who grew up on the Pike.

Telling our own Pike Stories.

Learning about other historic amusement zones in the USA, UK and Denmark and the world with UK based Briq 4 fun (additional schedules may be added based on the time difference.)

Drawing the rides and activities of the Pike in the 1930s and 1940s for use in fabrics, printed papers, gift boxes, a comic book and more.

Making fabric designs for use on Spoonflower.

Learn to sew using the fabric we create to create a Pike inspired souvenir.

Making a Pike Stories comic book with Mike Wellman and taking it to the Comic-Con.

Making a LEGO Great Ball Contraption inspired by the historic Pike.

Learning to use an old typewriter.

Making small prototype toy models of Laffing Sal, a scary laffing doll that sat on top of the Laff in the Dark ride at the Pike using the Arduino and sound modules.

HOW IT WORKS

Students choose from our projects themed on the historic Pike or create their own project.

OUR BIG SUMMER GOALS

MAKE A TOUR AND ACTIVITY BOOK

We will make and test activities themed around the historic Pike and update a tour book that we will publish in August, 2022.  This tour book will develop the first tour book that we created this Spring. To see that book, please watch the video when it is available. Some elements from the Tour and Activity Book may be used in the Comic Book.

MAKE A COMIC BOOK

Together with the Atomic Basement Entertainment, we will create a comic book that we will publish in fall, 2022. The comic book will contain a tour around the historic Long Beach Pike. It will tell of amusements at the historic Pike, and just a few stories about a few of those amusements. We will create drawings, find facts, and old photos, and create characters and fictional stories that include those amusements so we can tell our stories. The comic book will also contain a mini-Pike tour that we will evolve, activities like word searches, mazes, spot the difference drawings quizzes, how-to-draw pages, crossword puzzles, connect the name to the photo and other activities in this one of a kind souvenir.

 

MAKE THE PIKE AS A LEGO CONTRAPTION – All ages 

Check out the second iteration of the Ferris Wheel kit. Make things go up and down and turn.

AUGMENTED REALITY

Learn the Spark AR platform and related skills.

JOIN OUR VIDEO MAKING / YOUTUBER COLLAB

Students will create videos for our or their YouTube channels.

Below are some of the videos our collab made for a project last year. Want to see all 20 vids? 

 

 

 

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