In this animated short from Richard Condie (The Big Snit), an old fool meets a young fool at a crossroads in the 14th century. The old fool stays behind while the young fool skips blindly down the wrong road. The old fool must then teach his young apprentice about the consequences of taking the wrong road. A quirky tale told without words.
Ages 12 to 17
Study Guide - Guide 1
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Discuss the roles of a mentor and an apprentice. Elaborate on the perils faced by the apprentice on his journey to the castle. What does he soon realize? Could this short film be considered a fable? Discuss as a class. Adapt this film to a piece of prose writing.