As teachers, we constantly need new ways to incorporate media and thought! The 2005 film, The Island, not only fascinates students but engages them in major thought and connects perfectly with Lois Lowry's The Giver.
This essay has been used with much success for several years now. While the movie was released in 2005, students are still intrigued by the concepts and the action!
The message of the film, like The Giver, is a powerful one and promoted outstanding classroom discussion and thought.
The film is rated PG-13 and so a permission letter for parents to sign is included along with an explanation of the assignment and its purpose.
The attached product includes a variety of three essay choices, directions, a rubric, and a parent letter/permission form. Everything is entirely customizable!
I hope this assignment works as well in your classroom as it has in mine!