I chose Kit Kittredge this time. Emily’s history focus this year has been American History, and I thought that now would be a great time to teach them what the Great Depression was all about.
Now, I would like to say that I have been extremely busy lately. The holidays, and we had a funeral, as well as traveling, (we don’t live close to any family). It was so nice to be able to continue our history, while I was so busy packing and doing laundry and packing and doing laundry.
This Z guide really had no teacher prep work, none, nada, zilch. It was perfect.
Ok, Ok, what is a Z-Guide you ask?
It is a resource that helps you to dig deeper into a movie to learn more about the topic.
The 10 activities in the Kit Kittredge one range from movie review questions, vocabulary for the times, and researching the Great Depression, to a Depression style fashion show, and an acting game.
There is also a For Family Discussion section.
Of course the answer key is available in the guide as well.
Z Guides are really great:
- to switch up the teaching style
- if you are extra busy for a week, and want something super teacher friendly
- to reinforce a time period you have already taught.
- for a fun, educational family night
- you can get laundry done while watching the movie
At a Glance:
Company: Zeezok Publishing
Product: Z Guide to the movies, Kit Kittredge
Cost: $12.99 for the guide only, you will need access to the movie, which they also sell, or you can get it from you own source.
Age Range: They have guides for many movies, from Elementary all the way up to High School. Kit Kittridge is a movie for Elementary through Middle School age.
Do I recommend it? ABSOLUTLEY!!
I already knew how great their Z Guide for the movie Johnny Tremain is. I reviewed that last year. Check out that review here.
As a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew I review products like this, which I receive for free in order to be able to write my review.