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If you are looking for ways to spice up your homeschool curriculum, film-based lessons are a great option.

Why?  Kids love to watch movies.  They also learn better the more engaged they are with the subject they’re learning about.

Film can also be a powerful tool for learning about life.  Students begin to explore and understand other cultures, or start to feel empathy for people whose lives are very different from their own. Film can also help kids see the real-life applications of what they’re learning.  All around it’s a great way to broaden your student’s perspectives!

Journeys in Film has created a series of film-based lesson plans that follow the national Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McRel) standards system.

Subject areas covered in the Journeys in Film guides include:

  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science
  • Media Literacy
  • Language Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

The most important part of teaching with film is the follow-up analysis and discussion. Journeys in Film curriculum guides can help you delve deeply into the films to discover all of the ways in which information is being conveyed and how your students can use this information to expand their knowledge and engage their creative and intellectual abilities.

If you are looking for ways to add variety to your homeschool curriculum, explore our lesson plans today. The film / curriculum guide combination helps make learning fun and allows your children to explore other cultures – without even leaving home.

Visit our online store to view our curriculum guides, full of fun and creative standards-based lessons.

You can download a few lessons for free, purchase others for immediate download, or have the guides shipped directly to your home.

We’d love to hear back from you after you’ve had a chance to use our curriculum!

 

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