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Next Friday, Dolphin Tale 2 hits theaters everywhere; and I, for one, can’t wait! I still remember the day the kids and I got ready to go see the original Dolphin Tale . . . we all donned our blue shirts and set out to participate in “Homeschool Day” at the theater. Of course, we LOVED the movie and added it to our DVD collection at home as soon as it was released.
And now, 3 years later, we’re ready to do it all again!
Dolphin Tale 2
Inspired by true events, Dolphin Tale 2 continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery—thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail—made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie “Dolphin Tale.” This film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick Jr., Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, and of course, the remarkable dolphin Winter as herself. Champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, who has been an example of courage, also appears in the film.
It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett, rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only pool mate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins’ social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.
If you’re a homeschooling family, mark your calendar for next Friday, September 12th. That’s the day we want YOU to head to the theater (while all the other kids are in school) and represent homeschoolers at Homeschool Day!
Did you know that YOU are the reason Dolphin Tale 2 is being produced?! Take a look at this excerpt from HomeSchoolMovieClub.com:
“Homeschoolers made a huge difference for the first Dolphin Tale movie. When our groups and communities showed up en masse to catch the matinee screenings on opening day, we caught Hollywood’s attention, helping make the original film a box office success and enabling Dolphin Tale 2 to be produced.”
I know that most homeschoolers are #1 – always looking for a good deal, and #2 – always looking for ways to make life and school fit together.
Well, thanks to our good friends at Homeschool Movie Club and my dear friend Sherri Seligson, you can do just that! You can get amazingly awesome FREE curriculum to go hand-in-hand with the movie. Just go to the website and click to enter. If you’re not already registered with Homeschool Movie Club, you’ll need to do so (registration is also free). You can get information about Homeschool Day 2014 while you’re there. Then, click the link for Featured Curriculum in the left-hand sidebar. You’ll see and introduction to the curriculum right away.
Then you can download all 5 lessons in .pdf format. There are also accompanying videos to go along with each lesson.
I love these lessons (and not just because my friend wrote them!) Here’s why:
- The lessons are fun
- The files are in full color
- There are lessons for both elementary and middle/high school students (I have one of each, so this is important!)
- They are well-written and very informative
The lessons cover the following topics and subjects:
- Lesson 1: Dolphins Anatomy (Physical Science)
- Lesson 2: A Day in the Life of Dolphins (Literature & Biology)
- Lesson 3: Dolphins in the Ocean (Geography)
- Lesson 4: Aquarium Life (Art)
- Lesson 5: Dolphins and Us (Vocabulary & Math Skills)
Here’s just a snippet from the Anatomy lesson:
I wanted to point out the little dolphin and sea turtle icons after the section title. These are found throughout the curriculum. The dolphin denotes elementary-aged activities, while the sea turtle means it’s more for middle/high-school aged students.
I’d show you more samples, but it’s FREE, people! Just go and download it!
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