Two wildebeest contemplate crossing a river.
Should they or shouldn’t they?
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Retell the story from the point of view of one of the wildebeest (or the crocodile).
- Write some speech bubbles to explain what the wildebeest are saying to each other.
- Retell the story in the form of a play script.
- Make a list of for / against arguments to help the wildebeest decide whether to cross.
- Make a list of other ways that the first wildebeest have proved that there was a crocodile in the river (without getting hurt).
- The crocodile is camouflaged in the water. What is camouflage? Can you think of any other examples?
- Can you find out more about the animals in the video? Can you create a report about one of them using the information that you have discovered?
- Create your own animation to retell this story.
- Design a bridge to help the wildebeest cross the river safely.
- Retell the story in the form of a comic strip / storyboard.
- Can you compose a soundtrack for this animation?
- Where might this story be set? Where do these animals live?