We are using this curriculum this year.
It's very good! We will finish the curriculum over the summer. We can use this course as an "extra" English course -- or perhaps an elective. It is very family friendly and by the end of the course you can have a great library of classic movies. An Extra Bonus!!
As an aside…It does make you watch movies differently.
I've had this course for three years or so. I have used the individual movie studies just like I would a book study. Neither of my children would want to do all the movies as one course. Instead I add a movie (like a book study) to our other english requirements.
I am just starting highschool with our daughter. Last year when she was studying World War II, we watched a number of great movies to enrich her study on the subject. She loved this approach! I look forward to using "Movies as Literature" as part of our English Curriculum.
Sounds like a great course.
My kids read a classic book, then they go to the library and get the movie for movie night. What great discussions and comparisons. We just finished Romeo and Juliet. My son particularly does not like those "important" sections of the book left out! And he especially does not like to have to wait for his older sister to catch up on the reading. Tonight he was finishing up the movie "Moby Dick."
Movies have added a lot!
I am so glad you reviewed this book! What a relief, and my children are really looking forward to doing this one. Because we have seen (and they hated) one of the movies in the list, we will pick something else for that particular film and use discussions. This is a great way to teach elements of a good story with some meaningful discussion in a fun, new way. I like that they can learn concepts in the conversation without taking 2 weeks to read a particular story. This sounds like Cliff's Notes for film.
Yes, this is definitely one of those things that makes me with I was still homeschooling!
Hi Pam! I believe that many may be found at the library or on a streaming/dvd subscription service such as Netflix. Check out the curriculum website for more details.
We bought this neat curriculum guide this summer for my Freshman who is interested in Film School, Movie Directing.
I have used it with my daughters and I plan to use it in two years with my son. One of my daughters was rather the 'cool' type; surprisingly she really loved the older movies in this book.
It's wonderful that you are willing to use whatever method works to teach your children the information they need. Keep up the good work!
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