Created by award-winning animator/director Les Drew, this animated short features Doris Dingle and her family of three cats. Sure to appeal to children of all ages, The Dingles shows what happens when an unexpected violent wind disrupts the family's idyllic life. The film is based on the book The Dingles, written by Helen Levchuk and illustrated by John Bianchi.
Ages 6 to 8
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Study how wind and weather impact human life. Students identify people/animals/things important to them. How do these help them feel safe, happy, secure? Students can evaluate their original response based on this reflection. Are there things on the list they could live without? Why or why not? Make skits based on the movie using characters from students’ real life.