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I love being able to “sneak in” some educational value into activities that my kids are already excited about. This is exactly what the Dolphin Tale 2 curriculum has done for me! All while the excitement of watching the continuation of Winter’s story in Dolphin Tale 2 has been building, we have been using the curriculum to learn more about dolphins and the oceans in which they live!
This FREE Dolphin Tale 2 movie-based curriculum is found at The Homeschool Movie Club! Simply sign up for updates (which I highly recommend) and all the files and lessons are available for your immediate use!
Thorough & Engaging Lessons
First off, I was pleasantly surprised with how thorough the curriculum is! All while learning about dolphins and ocean life, many subjects are intertwined within the lessons: anatomy, physical science, literature, biology, reading comprehension, geography, composition, art, vocabulary, math, etc!
Included in the curriculum are five major lessons on various different aspects of dolphins and ocean life.
Lesson 1: Get to Know Dolphins
Lesson 2: A Day in the Life of Dolphins
Lesson 3: Dolphins in the Ocean
Lesson 4: Aquarium Life
Lesson 5: Dolphins and Us
Each lesson includes a video lesson and a pdf file with printables and related activities.
My kids especially loved the close up video clips of the dolphins!
Plus, they enjoyed the hands-on learning activities and the art/coloring pages.
All of the lessons contain instructions and activities for elementary through high school-aged students, along with age-appropriate explanations and vocabulary. I appreciate that the lessons are clearly marked for the appropriate grade level!
A Complete Dolphin Unit Study
If that weren’t enough, Classical Conversations teamed up with The Homeschool Movie Club to offer another Dolphin Tale 2 curriculum! The 77 page Classical Conversations Dolphin Tale curriculum is a complete unit study that centers around dolphins and includes the following subjects: biology, history, art, literature, math, language, geography, and Bible.
We are looking forward to continue the educational fun with the Classical Conversations curriculum after we see the movie! With the video lessons and BOTH sets of curriculum, I am excited about all of the learning that I will be able to “sneak in” in conjunction with the movie!
I’m Learning Too!
As an added bonus, I am learning alot too! I am discovering, that’s one of the cool things about homeschooling. As the kids are learning, often times I am learning right along with them! For example, did you know…
Dolphins do not smell.
Since they can’t smell, they cannot taste their food!
They use a process called echolocation to use their melon to identify and locate other fish.
No two dorsal fins are exactly alike!
Dolphins can hear 7.5 times as well as humans.
They can process two images at the same time.
They don’t drink water; they get all their hydration from the fish that they eat!
Dolphins shut down half their brain in order to not drown while sleeping.
And all is just some of what I/we learned in the very first video!
Homeschool Movie Day
We are thoroughly enjoying the Dolphin Tale 2 Curriculum! Be sure to head over, sign up, and download your FREE lessons now! Also, don’t forget to celebrate Homeschool Movie Day by heading to the theater today, September 12th, 2014 to see Winter’s story continue in Dolphin Tale 2!
As an added bonus, one of my readers will win some Dolphin Tale 2 swag! This promo pack includes 2 t-shirts and sunglasses!
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