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The African Queen
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SUBJECTS — Science-Technology; World/WW I; Africa;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Romantic Relationships;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Citizenship.
Age: 10+; MPAA Rating: G; Drama; 1951; 105 minutes; Color.
The African Queen is set in colonial Africa during the First World War. A jack-of-all-trades boat operator of questionable reputation rescues a spinster missionary. Together they undertake a spectacular but hazardous river journey, find love, and contribute to the war effort.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to this famous romance will show how it can be helpful in teaching children about the history of World War I in the lakes of Africa and the steam engine.
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Do you think that Rose would have had anything to do with Charlie had she had more experience with men? What does this tell us about romantic relationships?
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