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Robots

Category: Movies, Music & TV | Age Group: 11-13

TOPIC:

Consumerism: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

RESOURCES NEEDED:

A copy of the movie “Robots”

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY:

We live in a world where children are made to think that happiness comes in a box.  Advertisements try to convince us that we must constantly upgrade to bigger and better things. It is important that children learn to be happy with what they have, and consider reusing something they already have instead of buying something new. This movie is about old model robots that are falling apart and the repair factory that is being shut down by a corporate tycoon. A young inventor is using spare parts to fix broken robots. Why fix the old when an upgrade is so much better? The inventor pursues his dreams and does what he feels is right.

THE ACTIVITY:
  • Ask your child what a moral is.
  • Suggest watching the movie together and then have a discussion about what happened. Ask what they learned by watching the movie and then ask what the moral of the story is.
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