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Not So Different

Not So Different

| 6 min
Not So Different
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A fable set in the Land of Same, where the law of the land is SAMENESS. Everyone has to behave the same, wear the same clothes, live in the same houses. Everything runs smoothly until some Different people arrive.

  • director
    Don Arioli
  • animation
    Don Arioli
  • producer
    Keith Packwood
  • executive producer
    Floyd Elliott



Ages 6 to 13

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Civics/Citizenship - Human Rights
Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting
Social Studies - Social Policies and Programs

Before viewing, impose strict new rules on the students as an experiment. Afterward, ask how this new regime made them feel; record their thoughts. After viewing, students discuss how the film relates to the experiment. Students make lists of rules from home, school, and in the community/country. Compare/ contrast different types of parenting, leadership and government. Which ones are seen in the film? Define “revolution”, and how does it relate to the film?

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