Friday, September 12, 2014

Review&Giveaway: Dolphin Tale 2 Homeschool Curriculum Supplement


About the Product Based on the Movie:
“Dolphin Tale 2” continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and rehabilitation—thanks to the invention of a groundbreaking prosthetic tail—made her a symbol of perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie “Dolphin Tale.”
We are pleased to bring you this wonderful curriculum for Dolphin Tale 2.

About the Author/Creator:
Homeschool Movie Club is a fun, online community created to help homeschooling families discover new and old movies, media, & curriculum that help augment their home education. We will also have special ‘homeschool day’ discounts, giveaways, curriculum, and special screenings for homeschoolers for movies that haven’t hit theaters yet. Our mission is to create a community & resource that will help families find the right movies to use for their home education and enjoyment.

Sheri Seligson has homeschooled her four children for 21 years and is the author of Apologia's Exploring Creation with Marine Biology high school curriculum. Interning for High School Credit, and the curriculum supplement for the feature films Dolphin Tale and War Horse


My Review:
 When a homeschool mom runs across free curriculum, she doesn't have to be asked twice---she will snatch it up in a heartbeat. Who doesn't want to save money while still educating their children? But my children especially love it when their school work can be in someway connected to other forms of media such as a movie. If you have never heard of the website Homeschool Movie Club you should really check them out, they have a lot of different resources to help the homeschool family. Whether its their free curriculum or their movie reviews you are should to find items to help you on your homeschool journey.

 Dolphin Tale 2 is a movie that is based on the continuing story of a dolphin by the name of Winter that was rescued, rehabbed and was fitted with a prosthetic tail so that she would survive. It really is a touching story perfect for a family movie night. There has been a very simple to understand curriculum created to go along with the movie that I think all homeschooling families will enjoy and I had the chance to look over it for you and here's what I found out. There are 5 video clips averaging about 5 minutes each along with 5 lessons on all things dolphin. The author does encourage children to keep a binder and this is geared towards elementary or middle school aged children.

 The basic overview of each lesson is a video clip and a curriculum supplement. Each lesson gives you many new and exciting items to learn about and enjoy from the dolphin world. With this ebook you are open to many things that you can possibly do with this form of teaching. you can simply print up the lessons and have your child complete each activity or you can feel free to make this into a lapbook. The sky is the limit! This would not be used as a stand alone curriculum only as a supplement to what you are already learning on the subject of marine life or oceanography.

 This supplement along with the video clips are completely free and available to you after register on this website. And if you didn't already know September 12, 2014 is the official release date of Dolphin Tale 2 and it is officially Homeschool Day. If you would like to learn more about Homeschool Day visit this link.

 My sponsor has generously offered one of my lucky readers a promo pack consisting of a t-shirt and sunglasses to giveaway. If you would like to enter just leave a comment and your email address below and I will pick a winner on September 18th. Good Luck!!!

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”