Choose one of the following focus themes, each available for two different age groups (grades 5 – 8, and grades 9 – 12). Each focus theme includes an interactive and educational scavenger hunt designed for teams of 2 to 4 students. The scavenger hunt takes approximately 45 to 50 minutes to complete. In addition to the scavenger hunts, this resource is designed with flexibility and offers a range of activities and ideas to enhance your trip to Madame Tussauds Hollywood. You select the topic and exercises best suited to your students.
Start the fun now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 798-1681 to book your group of 15 or more.
Once your school booking is made you will receive a fun-packed educational resource full of activities for both pre and post visit learning.
Theme 1: Hollywood History
Unlock the script notes of how Hollywood Projected and Directed Culture
Since the first movie studio opened in Hollywood in 1911, Hollywood's pop culture has influenced individuals and communities worldwide. Students can follow the script notes through Madame Tussauds Hollywood and unlock the relationships projected between Hollywood and our cultures past and present.
Theme 2: Superheroes
Uncover Ways to Save the Planet
From Barack Obama to Iron Man, the characters featured in this scavenger hunt have all contributed to saving the planet. Leadership positions, super powers, green initiatives and more come together and are revealed in a unique look at superheroes.
Theme 3: Special Effects
Discover the Secrets of Visual and Theatrical Effects
Hollywood blockbusters are known for their special effects and Madame Tussauds wax figures are known for detail and life-like effects. Students will discover the secrets and behind-the-scenes details of creating these visual and theatrical effects. They will learn about the technology that was available to Madame Tussaud in 1767, how special effects have evolved over the decades and experience the green screen of today's blockbusters. Students will leave with the knowledge to create their own visual and theatrical effects back in the classroom.
Theme 4: World History
Explore the Links
Madame Tussaud sculpted historical figures that shaped our world history. She sought contemporary personalities and leaders such as Ben Franklin, Napoleon and Marie Antoinette. Students will explore the links between Madame Tussauds today and the milestones of yesterday.
Theme 5: Black History
Explore the beginnings of Black History
Available for grades 5-8 and 9-12
Students will discover the achievements of notable black celebrities who are making history every day. From female artists Beyonce Knowles and Hattie McDaniel to renowned men such as President Obama and the King of Pop, students will unravel the world of black leaders and entertainers that have helped shape the world we live in. Students will recognize the significant impact of these men and women who broke through racial barriers to achieve notoriety, and will leave motivated to make achievements of their own.
Theme 6: Hispanic Heritage
Immerse yourself in Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage
Available for grades 9-12
Hollywood has been enriched with the contributions of Frida Kahlo, Jennifer Lopez, Jose Ferrer, and even the character of Zorro. Students will learn which influential artists and humanitarians that have become leaders in the entertainment industry. Celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic celebrities by exploring how the arts and culture of Latin America is found here in the United States.
Theme 7: Girl Power
Uncover the lives of real-life Super Women
Achievements led by female pioneers will introduce students to queens, actresses, and spiritual leaders. From a legacy beginning with Madame Tussaud herself, students will explore dozens of female celebrities throughout hundreds of years, uncovering which women have ruled the world.