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March of the Penguins

Every year Emperor Penguins fling themselves out of the rich ocean waters and waddle across the harsh plains of Antarctica toward their traditional breeding grounds. This arduous trip, sometimes 70 miles in distance, has been a quiet, unobserved event --until this documentary. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 85
Theater Release: 23 Jun 2005
Video Release: 28 Nov 2005
MPAA Rating: G
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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.

Designated as a conservation site, Antarctica’s focus is science. For more information about the Dumont d’Urville research site visit www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/stations/dumont.shtml.

Emperor penguins live in some of the harshest conditions in the world. Look up more facts about this interesting animal at www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/stations/dumont.shtml.

Unlike many other members of the animal kingdom, fathers take an active role in raising their young. Can you think of other animals that do the same? What sacrifices do both parents make in order to ensure the survival of their offspring?

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