# Take Me Home

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Sam Collins

Watch this short animated film about a rescue dog hoping for a new owner, and try out our teaching ideas.

## Teaching Ideas and Resources:

### English

• Stop the film at 0:10. Collect vocabulary to describe the setting.
• Write a letter or email from the female character to a friend describing what happened.
• Compare and contrast the beagle and the poodle.
• Stop the film at various points, for example 0:23, 0:41 and 2:01. What are the characters thinking?
• Discuss similarities and differences with dogs in other films and stories, for example Spy Dog and Bolt.
• Make a story map for the film.
• Watch the video Mouse for Sale, which deals with a similar theme. Compare the way the two stories have been told.
• Write the prequel. How did the dog end up in the dogs home?
• Write a sequel about their first day together.

### Maths

• How many ways could you arrange 6 cages in a grid? What about 12 cages? Or 24 cages?
• Which numbers of cages cannot be arranged into a square or rectangular grid? Why can’t they?
• Make a list of things the female character will need for her new dog and work out how much it will cost.

### Science

• Stop the film at 0:16. What has the dog got to make sure he is healthy and safe (e.g. food / drink, shelter)? What else does he need?
• Stop the film at 0:19. Look at a dog’s pawprint and compare with the tracks of other animals.
• Why do different breeds of dogs look so different? Find out about beagles and poodles.

### Computing

• Design a poster, video or website to promote a local rescue centre.

### Design Technology

• Stop the film at 0:32. Why does the door handle point down? (So that dogs can’t open it!) Design a door handle with a specific purpose.

### Art

• Stop the film at 0:07 and look at the elements of the title design (pawprint, dog silhouette, colour palette etc). Design your own title for the film.

### Music

• Listen to the soundtrack at  0:41, when the female character enters. How does the music change? Why does it change? Does it change at other points in the film?

### PSHE

• Discuss why animals end up being rescued and what they need.
• Stop the film at 1:33. Why has the beagle ripped up his bed and covered himself in fluff? Is it a good idea?
• Why does the female character change her mind about the poodle?

### Filtered HTML

• Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
• Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

### Plain text

• No HTML tags allowed.
• Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Great ideas.

Rating: