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We have always loved to use movies in our homeschool. Oh sure, we watch many movies just for fun. And we love homeschool movie days with our homeschool group. In this instance, however, I’m talking about using movies as part of your homeschool curriculum.
Homeschooling with Movies
I will always remember when I first bought my kids Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron in 2002 (it was re-released in 2014). They laid on the floor for hours drawing Spirit with the drawing lesson included in the bonus features. So even watching movies for entertainment can be turned into a homeschool lesson.
I have talked before how we have used Z Guides to the Movies. That link goes to my review. These are comprehensive literature studies that are available for many movies.
If you want to use movies in your homeschool curriculum often, they can get expensive, though. I just found the Teach with Movies website, and it is free! And I can’t wait to use it.
Each movie page has a synopsis of the movie, discussion questions, assignments, projects, and activities. Links to other websites for further study, and more! You can search by the movies by subject and age to find the perfect movie. If there is more than one version of a movie, all versions are listed.
You don’t watch the movies on this website, it just has the movie information. So you will have to find the movie elsewhere to watch. Don’t forget to check your library. Most libraries have movies that you can rent for free.
At izzit.org, homeschoolers can get one free dvd per year. They really are free, no registration fee, and nothing to buy. I’ve gotten several movies from them over the last few years. They have many different subjects to choose from. You can search by grade or subject.
Those are just a few ideas to incorporate movies into your homeschool. It’s easy and can enrich the learning experience.
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