The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for middle school students using this video in an English language arts or science lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
Frame (ELA) How are characters influenced by the environment in which they live or the setting of a story?
Focus (ELA) What is life like for the Baka in the rainforest?
Follow Up (ELA) If the Baka were to move to another setting, say New York City, how might they change? What might remain the same? Discuss how various settings would influence the Baka.
Frame (SCI) What do you know about the rainforest ecosystem? What is the rainforest like? Are you aware of any particular rainforests in the world? Describe.
Focus (SCI) How are the Baka influenced by the environment in which they live? Also, how is the environment affected by the Baka?
Follow Up (SCI) Discuss how the Baka's environment may have changed over the centuries. How does the loss of trees in the rainforest affect populations of animals and trees that live in areas outside of that rainforest?
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