Why Lesson Planet?
Director George Pal’s film The Time Machine, based on H. G. Wells’ 1895 science fiction novella and starring Rod Taylor, Alan Young, and Yvette Mimieux, is the focus of a instructional activity that considers the consequences of time travel. Viewers ponder questions the film gives rise to, such questions as: what three books they would take to the future, the four dimensions, and the Six Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship).
- Includes background information, as well as moral and ethical discussion questions
The 103-minute film received the 1961 Oscar for its use of time-lapse photographic effects and was nominated for the 1961 Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation based on a novel
- Requires the renting or the purchase of the film
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