The Polar Express: Film Guide

The Polar Express
The Polar Express




Short (1-4 activities)

A film guide that looks at The Polar Express (2006), an innovative animation which sees a young boy beginning to doubt the existence of Santa Claus - before he is picked up by a mysterious train heading north.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including PSHE Education and English in addition to highlighting themes surrounding design, child safety, growing up, rural life, fame and consumerism, books and plays, travel and exploration, and mythology.

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This Resource Supports

  • English
  • PSHE Education
  • Personal

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