Discussion Guide

Elemental

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This free downloadable guide is designed for educators working with high school or college-level students, and may be used in a variety of courses, including: environmental studies, English, literature, political science, career exploration, leadership, or service learning.

The guide uses the metaphor of the hero's journey for analyzing the three characters portrayed in the film. In addition, the guide explores three themes raised by the film: connection to place, perseverance, and nature as teacher and offers ideas for facilitating class discussions, reflective exercises, and action projects.

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Elemental

Three individuals united by their deep connection with nature are driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

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