The Love Bugs

The Emmy-winning documentary film, The Love Bugs, provides an exceptional opportunity for you and your students to become amateur entomologists and discover the wonder of small creatures, just like Lois and Charlie did. It also provides a process for understanding the nature of love through your students’ eyes and through those of a couple who have worked and lived together for 60 years.


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Product Description

The Love Bugs is available to stream through your local PBS station online:

Film runtime: 34 minutes

Film rating: Not rated. Film is appropriate for all ages. Resources are best for Grades 2-4.

Curriculum Guide

Pathway 1: The Love of Nature
Lesson 1: What Do Entomologists Do? (Zoology, Biology, Life Science)
Lesson 2: Meet Real Entomologists in the Film (Zoology, Biology, Life Science)
Lesson 3: How Do Scientists Classify Animals? (Zoology, Biology, Life Science)
Lesson 4: Discovering Animals in the Schoolyard (Zoology, Biology, Life Science)
Lesson 5: Sorting and Classifying Insects (Zoology, Biology, Life Science)

Pathway 2: The Nature of Love
Lesson 1: What Qualities Do You Want in a Best Friend? In a Marriage? (Social Emotional Learning)
Lesson 2: Observing a Lifelong Friendship (Social Emotional Learning)

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Sustainable Development Goals

Journeys in Film supports the Sustainable Development Goals.

This curriculum guide connects to the following United Nations SDGs. Learn more about teaching with SDGs:

Kelly green. White number 3 in the upper left hand side. Text beside it reads Good Health and Well-Being. White art below showing a jagged line and a heart. Lime green background. 15 in white in the upper left hand corner. Life on Land next to the number. White art centered on the green background features a tree with silhouettes of 3 birds.

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