Calling all GIF-makers, creatives, history nuts, and animators! GIF IT UP is a challenge coordinated by DigitalNZ and the Digital Public Library of America to find the best GIFs created from copyright-free heritage material.
There is a section for New Zealand school students. I’ve often though that making gifs would be a great way of learning some graphics in school. There are a lot of possible skills to cover and I imagine motivation would be high.
Open GIFs Speaking of Gifs these ones from public domain content.