A Beautiful Mind

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


Concept featured in clip: Animal Behavior

Location of clip: DVD: Chapter 11

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Summary of clip: In this clip, the Pevensie children are learning about the witch's curse and their role in the liberation of Narnia from the Beavers. The witch has sent her pack of wolves to capture the children. The Beavers and some other creatures will assist the children in avoiding the capture.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: In this clip, you see mystical creatures that can speak. The creatures still show many behaviors that are very typical of the animals that they appear to be. The pack of wolves, the fox and the beavers are all acting in such a way to allow us to relate them to normal non-speaking animals.

Suggestions to teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. Describe some typical animal behaviors shown in this clip.

b. What behaviors shown in this clip are not typical to the animals they represent?

c. If the animals could not talk, would you still be able to understand what they are doing? How?


2. Have the students pick one of the behaviors shown in the clip and explain what the body language of that animal is conveying to the others. Have them then discuss similar body language in the animals that they are familiar with (pets, zoo animals) and relate them to these behaviors.

3. Have the students discuss human body language and what your body language can convey to those around you. Have them relate human behaviors to the animal behaviors already described.