In this lesson, students will use the YouTube sensation “After Ever After” as inspiration for writing their own realistic accounts of classic fairy tales and what might happen after their “happy endings.” They will incorporate research of current events to support their stories.
Some media may contain mature content. Discretion is advised when viewing with students.
Show your students the YouTube video "After Ever After" to spark a discussion. Ask them to identify the major world issues discussed in this video that Disney so conveniently ignored: Ariel (The Little Mermaid) would struggle to survive amongst over fishing and heavy pollution, Aladdin and Jasmine might face extreme racial profiling because of their Arab heritage, Belle's relationship with the beast would be frowned upon by those who do not support nontraditional relationships, and Pocahontas did in fact face the gruesome fate described in the YouTube video.