March of the Penguins (2005 G)
Content Area
1h 20min
Movie Story Line
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.
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Teaching Idea #1

Compare and contrast the perils of the Emperor Penguins' migration to that of salmon, monarch butterflies, leatherback turtles, or another migratory animal of your choice. Compare and contrast the gender roles of the penguins depicted in the movie, with those of Canada geese, sea horses, skunks, or another animal of your choice.

Teaching Idea #2

Map the location of the 18 different species of penguins that live in the Earth's Southern Hemisphere. Does the threat of climate change affect all groups of penguins, the same as it affects Emperor Penguins?

Teaching Idea #3

How are penguins anthropomorphized in this movie? How do you think this aspect of the movie affected how you felt about the penguins?