This 1956, French, silent, 34 min. film is a revelation. If you haven’t seen it, do so! It highlights the simplicity by which children experience the world and tells the tale of a young boy in Paris who falls in love with a red balloon.
It has so many layers and can be used to teach so many things! Students can retell/rewrite the story. It could be produced as a play. It is fantastic for role playing certain scenes. Lots of vocabulary throughout. As the film plays, students can also describe the actions of Pascal.
I’ll be showing it throughout the month of June on Teacher’s TV. Get it there or on dvd. A must for any educator.