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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
In what ways do European values and western ideals take the stage in this movie? Why does the bias of the creator sometime get communicated through his/her work? Can you think of other examples of this in film or literature?
King Mongkut wrestles between modernizing his country and hanging on to old traditions. What things did he risk by trying to move with the changing times? What valuable things might he lose by giving way to progress? How do you balance such battles in your life?