Z-Guide to the Movies:
What a wonderful way to incorporate a good movie into your curriculum! There are currently over 25 movies to choose from, all of which would provide a great supplement to your history or language arts program. Each guide includes a Topic Overview for the time period or subject of the movie and a brief synopsis. From there, you can grab some popcorn and dive right into the show! 🙂 There are question to answer as you make your way through the movie, and once you’re done with the movie, you can proceed thru any or all of the several activities provided.
Let’s use our Z-Guide as an example:
We chose the movie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, since it was the closest time period to what we have been studying in history. Because the movie was about 2 1/2 hours long, we decided to break it up over the course of a few days and complete the questions as we watched. After the movie, there were enough activities to keep us busy for a week to ten days. (Depending on your schedule, it could be done in less time than that if you wish.) Here’s a list of the Activities for this movie:
- Study Guide for “The Reign of Terror,” you can use the internet or library to find the information
- Complete a timeline of the major events during the French Revolution
- Research the cultural impact of the French Revelution
- Fun French Vocabulary
- Crossword Puzzle with key scenes from the movie
- Rescue plan for the Scarlet Pimpernel
- Essay Writing Topic: Civil Disobedience/Worldview
- Filmakers Art: Review of Theme, Music, Film Technique, Use of Irony & Foreshadowing
- Questions for family discussion
There is also a list of additional resources for further study and answer keys are provided.
Here’s an excerpt from the website regarding this movie: “Zeezok Publishing’s z-guide to The Scarlet Pimpernel is a great way to incorporate media into your study of the French Revolution. Ride with Sir Percy Blakeney as he and the members of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine during the Reign of Terror. Will Paul Chauvelin, chief agent of the Committee of Public Safety, discover the Scarlet Pimpernel’s identity and thwart the League’s plan to rescue the young heir to the French throne? Get ready for an action-packed adventure filled with spies, counter-spies, intrigue, romance, and nail-biting suspense during the climactic events of the French Revolution.”
We had a great time with this and it was perfect timing since we recently finished studying the American Revolution. I am looking forward to incorporating a few titles next year! The guide was very well thought out and a creative way to add a little theatrics to your school day!
Loved It! 🙂
Purchase your Z-Guide to the Movies at:
Type: Movie guides available on CD
movies are also available for purchase at $19.99
check website for other movie guides available
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Disclaimer: Members of the TOS Homeschool Crew were given copies of a Z-Guide to the Movies of their choice in exchange for their honest review. No other compensation of any kind has been received.