We love movies at our house. Rarely does our book basket not have at least a couple of videos to add to our learning. We use them for Friday Fun School, when someone is sick, or just to enrich our unit studies. Ben responds well to learning more about a subject in this manner, and I love anything that helps Ben learn.
We were recently given the opportunity to review the Z-Guide to the Movies from Zeezok Publishing. The Z-Guide we received was for the 1938 Errol Flynn version of The Adventures of Robin Hood. The movies do not come with the Guides, but we were able to download this one to our Kindle Fire. Can I take a quick moment to say how much I love our new Kindle Fire :). Netflix and your local library are also good options for these movies.
Back to the Z-Guide. The guides are broken down into historical time periods and arrive in PDF format to your inbox. The guide begins with a movie synopsis and review questions, however most of the discussion questions and activities center around the historical time period, rather than the movie itself, so your student will have the opportunity to tie in historical fact with what is likely an historical fiction movie. Brilliant. For our study, we were able to discuss topics such as the feudal system, chivalry and civil disobedience. One of our daily activities was target practice. Ben was able to put his new bow and arrow into practice. Love.
There are many other activities that will help build character and develop a worldview in your students. I love the idea of having a guide to use with movies we add to our book baskets. I’m sure we will be purchasing these guides in the near future. In fact, our next purchase will be for Johnny Tremain to enhance our early American History study this spring.
Not sure yet? Take a peak at a Z-Guide sampler pack.
You can see their historical timeline and purchase a Z-Guide on their website. The cost is $12.99 each. You can also purchase the movies there, if need be.
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Thank you to the folks at Zeezok Publishing, for the opportunity to review this awesome product!
Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are those of myself and/or my son.