Inspired by Disney’s classic film, The Jungle Book, and based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, The Jungle Book comes to life on the big screen in an all new adaptation with live-action characters as well as photorealistic CGI animals and environments. This story along with the up-to-the-minute- technology will have the audience immersed in the story and the world around them. The Jungle Book is playing in theaters now in 3D.
For the record, I have not seen the live-action Jungle Book movie yet. But from the images displayed on the official site, I know it is at the top of my list to watch. I am a huge fan of the Disney classic and I hope that they did the story justice.
Speaking of their official website, I discovered something rather awesome. On The Jungle Book site, Disney has supplied all of us fans and parents with an Educator’s Guide to the Jungle book and an Activity pack for the kids. DisneyNature has also helped create a glossary of animals with specific traits and facts kids will love to learn.
With this information, we can turn this movie into an awesome learning experience about the animals that live in the jungle, The hardships of the jungle, and so much more. The Educator’s Guide is great for teachers who may want to do a lesson on the jungle to help their students explore the jungle world. It is also great for parents who want to help their kid learn abut the jungle as well.
Grab the Educator’s Guide and the Activity pack for free by clicking the images below. Simply save the PDF to your computer or print for a hard copy.
Further Explore the World of THE JUNGLE BOOK with the Jungle Book Educator’s Guide.
The Jungle Book Educator’s Guide includes nearly 50 pages of lessons and activities targeted to grades 4 through 8. The complete Educator’s Guide and additional educational resources are now available at disney.com/junglebookguide. The guide introduces students to a variety of topics, including:
- Animal Behavior and Natural History
- Creative Writing
- Causes and Impacts of Drought
- Habitat and Ecosystems
- Human-Wildlife Coexistence
- Filmmaking Techniques
- Making a Positive Difference for Wildlife Worldwide
- And More
Learn and Play with the Jungle Book Activity Pack. The Animal Glossary contains facts about the animals that live in the Jungle such as their diet, Habitat and Strengths. The Glossary is than followed by 5 fun activities! The pack includes 21 pages of information and fun:
- Animal Glossary
- Activity 1: Create an Animal Adventure
- Activity 2: Animal Leaf Art
- Activity 3: Matching Memory Challenge
- Activity 4: The Jungle Book Grid
- Activity 5: Seek and Find.
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Info about The Jungle Book:
Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.
The Jungle Book seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016. The Jungle Book site