Comprehension and Discussion Activities for the Movie Rabbit-Proof Fence

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Lead discussion and thoughtful analysis as pupils view Rabbit Proof Fence, a drama based on true story about three aboriginal girls who ran away from Western Australia to return to their Aboriginal families in 1931. Here you'll find informational texts, background information, and worksheets to keep students on task as they watch the film.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Remember to provide enough historical context regarding colonialism and the drive behind European settlement in various countries prior to beginning this video
Classroom Considerations

  • This is a good activity to follow a study of indigenous Australians and their history and culture, rather than to use this as an introduction the Aborigine
Pros

  • Film assessment questions are organized according to five sequential movie segments and include time stamps for each segment
  • Answer key included
Cons

  • None