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Living Forever
Movie: Tuck Everlasting

By Cynthia Kirkeby
Aug 22, 2006, 20:58 PST

Living Forever, a Lesson Plan for Tuck Everlasting

Grade Level:

Language Arts

Film: Tuck Everlasting
� Walt Disney

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Author: Cynthia Kirkeby

Affiliation: ClassBrain, Inc.

Date: 8 June 2003

Duration: 1 - 2 Class Periods


In Tuck Everlasting we meet a family that has drunk from a spring, which gave them immortality. While some people hunt for them, looking for a way to gain their own immortality, one young girl is faced with the choice of whether the spring is a gift or a curse.

Topic Questions:

What would it be like to live forever?
Is it best to live forever or are we who we are partially because our time is limited?
Are there other types of immortality?
Would you want to drink from the stream to be with your first love forever?
Do you think Winnie makes the correct choice?
Are there any significant differences between the film and the book?


Project 1: Choose one of the topic questions and write a five paragraph paper on the topic.
Project 2: Make a collage on one of the following topics:
a. Death
b. Immortality
c. Things I would do if I could live to be 500
d. Living well
e. Subsistence

Learning Links:

Living Forever
This wonderful story discusses a different sort of immortality. This story is not to be missed.
Source: Peter Reynolds

When Someone Dies
Read about the process of death; why people die and what happens to them.
Source: Kids Health

The Death Clock
Insert your birth date information, and get an idea of the average lifespan someone born on your birth date will have. This is adjustable for pessimistic and optimistic outlooks. You can also check your BMI to see how healthy you are.

Additional Lesson Plans For Tuck Everlasting:

Tuck Everlasting
Lesson plan was designed with 5th grade students in mind. There are some creative ideas for student projects.
Source: Houghton Mifflin Company

Tuck Everlasting for Grades 3-6
This lesson plan set is different, because it gives a different set of activities for each chapter. This is an excellent way to approach the book.
Source: The American Education Corporation

Tuck Everlasting - Student Resources
This set of three lesson plans are companion pieces for Tuck Everlasting. They cover the following subjects: Fountain of Youth, Keeping Secrets, and The Never Ending Water Cycle.
Source: Crista Ashcraft

Journal Project for Tuck Everlasting
This is a fun way to get in the right mood to write in your journal about Tuck Everlasting. Have fun writing.
Source: Tredyffrin / Easttown Middle School

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