Avatar (2009)

Concept featured in clip: Human and Animal Interactions
Location of clip: (DVD)

Summary of clip: Jake has become a proficient enough hunter to be able to choose his own Ikran. This clip follows his journey as he chooses one.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This clip is similar to bronco riding. You choose a wild animal and use physical strength to subdue the animal. But once the animal trusts you, you form a very strong bond.
Suggestions to teachers:

i. Suggested questions for students to when viewing the clip:
1. What are the flying creatures called?
2. How will Jake know if one has chosen him as well?
3. What did Jake first do to subdue the animal?
4. Did Jake succeed on his first try with the animal?
5. What happened once Jake and his Ikran made the bond?
6. Why is the first flight so important?

ii. Suggested activity for students:
1. Students could perform a planimal house project where they begin to form a bond with an animal and document it fully on the process, strengths, and weaknesses.