The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant is a must see movie! I used it to wrap up the media violence and conflict resolution project I did at Hannah’s school with the 6th graders. It is an amazing representation of the L-T-A model – listening, thinking, acting – that we try to teach the kids. It very clearly shows that violence is not the answer to conflict (which we define simply as any time two people have differing desires about something). A review describes it as “a Cold War parable in which the Iron Giant learns from a little boy that he is not doomed to be a weapon because ‘you are what you choose to be.'”

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