Monday, July 2, 2012

Homeschool with Movies

Dolphin Tale
Dolphin Tale (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Learning with movies are fun and not so fun because some movies are not as good for kids. No, I'm not talking about R rated movies. A child who isn't into history may not like movies about history no matter what movie you pick. I suggest not showing movies from that category and find a new way for your child to learn history.

However, fun movies are with lapbooking and it's available for any movie, click here to get your free lapbooking template. There are websites available for lesson plans for educational movies for all ages from "Teaching with Movies." This site does have an annual membership fee and it's well worth it. It's very simple to use, you pick a movie and get the lesson plan, learning guides, worksheets, and quizzes. I would recommend this website for older children and lapbooking for younger children.

I've have used "Homeschool Movie Club" for a few movies as well. The membership is free with free curriculum and freebie, but to take your learning further, there are unit studies available at CurrClick. For example we did the "Dolphin Tale lesson plan with a unit study from Click here to visit Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett.  This was great because we watched the movie and learned everything there is about dolphins. I added a little more art to it by teaching my children to draw a dolphin. Drawing a dolphin is pretty simple, to learn click here in ten easy steps. 

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