Zeezok's "Z-Guides to the movies" is a great way to integrate movies into your history curriculum. According to their website:
We have dozens of guides— each of them falling within a specific time in history. All of the guides contain ten educational activities that build upon the movie. The guides are movie specific. We tell you exactly which movie we used, and almost all are available thru Netflix. Most you can probably get through your local library. So you don’t even need to buy the movie to use our guidesEach guide comes with 10 activites for the student. The first activity is always review questions and they are supposed to be answered as the student watches the movie. They are designed to keep the student engaged in learning, instead of just staring at the screen. I really like the idea of answering questions as the student goes along.
The rest of the activities center around the historical time period of the movie. There are research activities, worldview activities, critical thinking, family discussion questions and more. It is designed to do 2 activites a day and be completed in a week.
I really love the idea of having guides to actual movies, not just educational movies. It gives the student the opportunity to see more about the time period being studied (if the movie is well-done and not too "hollywoody"--but that's a different post altogether).
Zeezok has movie guides for both elementary/middle school kids, and high school kids. They are available on their website as a downloadable e-book for $12.99 per guide. You can see a sample of the guide here
Please go take a look at what other TOS Crew members have to say about the "Z-Guides" they received here
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