The Rocketeer 20th anniversary from John Banana on Vimeo.

This is another great film found in the Literacy Shed. Choose one activity to go with the film.

Teaching Ideas

Children can write a newspaper report of the events in the film.
Write a narrative in the 1st person from different points of view, the robbers, the police, the young boy, his parents.
Design an enemy for The Rocketeer to defeat, write a wanted poster for the bad guy.
Write their own adventures of The Rocketeer.
Write a letter from the small boy or his parents thanking The Rocketeer.
Write The Rocketeer’s back story, how did he become a hero? Why does he risk his own life? Why does he fight crime rather than get rich with his powers? Use drama techniques to draw these ideas from the children.