** Not your ordinary endless list - just what's number 1. Just the BEST.
The Red Balloon
This 1956, French, silent, 34 min. film is a revelation. If you haven't seen it, do so! It highlights the simplicity by which children experience the world and tells the tale of a young boy in Paris who falls in love with a red balloon.
It has so many layers and can be used to teach so many things! Students can retell/rewrite the story. It could be produced as a play. It is fantastic for role playing certain scenes. Lots of vocabulary throughout. As the film plays, students can also describe the actions of Pascal.
It is a unique film, like Lamorrisse's other acclaimed film "Crin Blanc"
or Bill Mason's "Paddle to the Sea"
- they teach children through the eyes and senses/experiences of children.
I'll be showing it throughout the month of June on Teacher's TV
. Get it there or on dvd. A must for any educator.
Red Balloon Story line
Write the Story Line