Leaving Home

 

  • Share the title without showing the picture. Ask children to draw what they imagine this picture to look like. Then show them this photograph. What’s similar/different? What did you expect? What’s surprising?
  • Why is this picture called ‘Leaving Home’?
  • Whose home is this?
  • Who is the person leaning out of the window upstairs?
  • Is there anyone else in the building?
  • How is the building moving? Why? Who made it this way?
  • If you could move your house to another place in the world, where would you move it to and why?
  • Why would someone want to keep their home but change where it is that they live?
  • Compare this picture with Carl Fredricksen’s story in Disney/Pixar’s Up [trailer here: Up trailer]. Why did Carl want to move his house? Which is the best way to move a house? [Use this clip up to 1.10: The Flying House. Why did Carl push all of the furniture out of the house? How well can he control the house when it’s flying?]

 

Credit: Erik Johansson
www.erikjohanssonphoto.com

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