The Good Dinosaur (2015 PG)
Content Area
1h 33min
Movie Story Line
An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
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Teaching Idea #1

The main character is an Apatosaurus, first identified in 1877. Research both the Apatosaurus and the Brontosaurus to learn how our understanding of dinosaurs is revised as new specimens are discovered and analyzed.

Teaching Idea #2

Do you agree that nature is the film’s main antagonist? Make the connection to 1 or 2 weather events in your state over the past decade that have caused damages in lives, habitat, and/or property. Were these weather events vilified in the media and if so, how?

Teaching Idea #3

In the movie, filmmakers imagined a what-if scenario where an asteroid didn’t hit the earth 65 million years ago. Do you agree with the premise that changing the course of a single asteroid that long ago could result in dinosaurs being alive today? Why or why not?

Teaching Idea #4

This film won awards with its visual effects, what were the technical advances on display in the film and how did they further the plot?