The Little House by Virginia L. Burton - Short Film Disney

lisamaryth June 30, 2020

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
This task is meant for elementary school kids. It is part of a philosophical discussion. All the questions relate to the topic of environmental change and serve as guiding questions. In order to create a connection to the book (that pupils must have read prior to watching this film) some of the questions are linked to specific pages of the book (must be read together before answering the question)
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Scene summary:
The short film is based on Virginia Lee Burton's storybook "The Little House" . It is about the Little House who sits on a hill in the countryside. Over the years, the Little House watches how the country transforms into an urban city. The Little House who was once curious about the city life begins to dislike it. The movie ends with the Little House returning home to the countryside.
Video length: 8 minutes 19 seconds
Lesson type: Mixed practice
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2020-06-30, 20:22:37 (GMT+1)
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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) How is the Little House feeling?Let's read page 2 -

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2) Why does the Little House feel lonely?

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3) What is happening around the Little House?Let's read page 16 -

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4) What has changed and why is the Little House looking so sad?

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5) What is so different in the city? Why are the people leaving the Little House? What do you think?

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6) Why were all the houses destroyed? What do you think will happen now?Let's read page 28 -

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7) Oh dear.. how would you feel? Have you ever felt left out or lonely?

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8) Do you like the city life? Why and why not?

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9) Oh no! What is going to happen to the Little House?Let's read page 34 -

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10) Why is the Little House smiling again?Let's read page 38 -

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11) What do you love about the countryside?

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About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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