"Wire Cutters" is an award winning film about two robots who meet while mining on a desolate planet. They decide to work together and their combined talents pay off, until they begin fighting over the resources that they are collecting.
"The Hybrid Union" is an award winning film about two robots who use different resources to power themselves as they race across a desert. They decide to work together and use their combined power to pass up a smart new robot that is faster and more efficient.
"Mr. Hublot" is an Academy Award winning short film about a robotic man who has OCD. He adopts a stray robodog that upsets his routines; turning his life upside down, but in a good way.
"Feral" is an award winning film about a boy who was raised in the wilderness and must try to survive in civilized society the only way he knows how.
The lessons are available for individual purchase or at a discounted price in this bundle of all four mini units. This set of standards based lessons includes the examination of character, conflict, setting, theme, and the identification of a Notice and Note signpost in each film.
Students will explore comparisons between the situations in the films with those in Peter Brown's novel "The Wild Robot" through discussion activities, graphic organizers, essential questions, and writing prompts. The short films range in length from 4- 14 minutes in length and are NOT included with the lessons.