Essential Questions for Earth (90 minutes):
- How is the movie organized?
- What is the rhetorical effect of the way in which nature is portrayed?
- What is the theme of this movie?
- To what extent, if at all, does this movie take a position on climate change?
- How are appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos used to persuade the audience?
- How is music used to signal and direct the viewer's emotions?
- How does the diction and tone of the narrator appeal to the target audience of families and their children?
- For your animal that you chose, describe its habitat, food sources, dangers, seasonal cycles, and climate requirements.
- Read and write a short (50 to 100 words) personal reaction to “Disneynature Balances Cuddliness and Reality.”
Before We Watch . . .
Read and discuss Essential Questions
Divide into three equal groups:
Discuss Rule of Thirds webpage.
Which of these 10 photos from the movie Earth are characterized the most by the rule of thirds?
Ethos = the credibility of the speaker that is established by any of the following techniques:
Pathos = an appeal that stirs the audience's emotions
Logos = an appeal that uses facts, statistics, or a logical argument that compels the audience through the use of logic
Please complete Part 1 of 4 Nature Journals.