Social Sciences Thru Movies

August 27th, 2010 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, August 13, 2010 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Homeschooling Ideas: Teaching With Movies

Age Range:  Varies (Parents must preview the information to determine suitability of content for their own children.)

ClickScholar Cie recommended this website developed by a homeschooling mom named Julie, who lives in the United Kingdom. Julie researches the best resources she can find for learning a variety of subjects and topics with her two kids, and shares them for free on her site.  You won’t believe the content and resources she has archived.

One of the highlights is a section called “Teaching With Movies” where Julie pairs movies with the following social studies topics:

  • Ancient History
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Homeschool Geography
  • Homeschool Science and Nature

While the section is limited, her list is a great start to using films to teach.

Once you’ve reviewed her list of film suggestions for learning about history, explore the menu of resources at the site that includes information on:

*Beginning Homeschooling – Get info on the pros and cons of homeschooling and how to get started.

*Day to Day – Review ideas on how to schedule your homeschool day based on what other homeschoolers do. Get ideas for a traditional weekly schedule and a flexible weekly schedule. Discover how to homeschool in one hour a day. Review other kinds of schedules, homeschool planners, and links to videos showing typical homeschool days.

*Activities – Find all kinds of terrific ideas for learning science, geography, writing, crafts, nature, photography, sports, and more.

*Resources – Get links to free curriculum, free homeschool planner, free educational videos and podcasts, worksheets, puzzles, games, ideas for field trips, and much more.

Julie has explored many of the endless websites on various homeschool methodologies and provides links to some of the best resources and info she’s found. This archive will save you lots of research time, so you can get on with the business of learning at home.  Bookmark this site, you’ll want to return often.


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