Learn Through the Movies
Get a head start on school next year by watching movies over the summer! Did you know that many important historical events and works of literature are portrayed in films? “Apollo 13,” for instance, is the exciting story about how three astronauts overcame seemingly impossible challenges to get home safely when their spacecraft was damaged on the mission. The characters in the movie are based on the real people who experienced the emergency. You might be motivated to learn more about their lives and what they did after their voyage.
Charlie Brown and his friends portray life on Plymouth Plantation during the first harsh winter in “The Mayflower Voyagers.” These are events you will learn about in your history book, and becoming familiar with the stories now will help you have a better understanding of them later.
Disney studios adapted Mark Twain’s classic novel “The Adventures of Huck Finn.” These are just a few examples of films you might want to check out with your family this summer. With your parent’s permission, check out Teach With Movies, teachwithmovies.org, to find out more.
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