When unexpected illness lands Uncle Bob in the hospital, he's transported from his safe and familiar surroundings to a foreign and chaotic new world. As his stay lengthens, his spirits and health decline until his former life is just a distant memory. It takes a special visit from a special visitor to motivate him to get well. This animated short is a charming look at the importance of cheer, hope and love in the healing process.
Ages 10 to 17
Study Guide - Guide 1
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Family Studies/Home Economics - Aging/Death and Dying
Health/Personal Development - Disease Prevention
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues
Some families must make difficult choices in order to care for aging relatives. Have students reflect upon a time when someone in their life (i.e., family, friend, pet) was sick and how their family adapted to the situation. What steps can students take, even at an early age, to stay heart healthy? Discuss how it might feel to be in a hospital with a serious illness? Have students brainstorm what they could do to brighten a patient’s day.