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  1. HideTheChocolate
    March 28, 2017 @ 5:58 pm

    This is a great idea! I am totally putting this into our plan.

  2. Michelle Caskey
    March 28, 2017 @ 7:22 pm

    Great idea!!! My boys love watching movies and I agree that they are a great way to enhance the rest of their studies. I can’t wait to see which once you recommend. 🙂

  3. Heidi
    March 29, 2017 @ 10:33 am

    My kids are now thinking and searching so they can put in their movie requests! We loved National Treasure. It has sparked much talk about the Declaration of Independence and the Founding Fathers. Now they want to watch the second one. I told them they had to read one book about the Declaration of Independence or our Founding Fathers first!

  4. Jennifer Mackinnon
    March 30, 2017 @ 8:03 pm

    This makes me wish my kids liked TV. Great list!

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  6. Jamie Oliver
    April 5, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

    Love this idea. We usually combine a read aloud, a movie, and a field trip for a “mini” unit study that doesn’t feel like learning for my public school kiddos. Keeps them engaged and we all enjoy the time together. (And we love Ruby Bridges–the Disney movie was excellent!)

  7. Heidi
    April 8, 2017 @ 11:19 am

    I love creating “mini” unit studies like that. I think that is when the kids have the most fun and retain the most. Glad to know you loved Ruby Bridges. We will be watching that one soon!

  8. patandcandy
    September 12, 2017 @ 11:09 am

    Movies are a great tool to use in our visual age! I did a post awhile back on using movies to teach discernment and critical thinking skills. Definitely sharing…hoping you’ll keep updating this as you discover more ;-)!

  9. Heidi
    September 12, 2017 @ 11:13 am

    We are actually using movies all this year so I am definitely updating as we go! We just finished World Trade Center, in honor of Sept. 11. Next we head back in time to explorers and will work our way through American History.

  10. Surya
    December 28, 2019 @ 8:08 am

    I love this! My kids are on the younger side, but we already include lots of animal documentaries and the like. I can’t wait until they are old enough to enjoy some more in-depth movies. Great idea!

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