This summer Caroline and I are going to spend some time watching films and movies that we can count toward our homeschooling time/credits. I have some in mind, but I thought I would crowd source some ideas from all of you. Feel free to share all your favorites since they will probably be new to someone either reading now or reading at some point in the future when she finds this post.
I’m especially looking for ideas that cover certain topics which I’ll highlight below, but I’m interested in anything good. Nothing gory, nothing really depressing, and nothing with a sad ending. We’re not going to watch things like “Schindler’s List”. Those are not possible in our home.
Classic Books Made Into Films
We can kill two birds with one stone if there are good films I can overlap with books. What are some of your favorites?
I confess I’m not a big Shakespeare person. I read quite a few in high school and saw three live productions at Stratford (Canada) so I’ve experienced it both in written and live format. I’d like Caroline to become familiar with some of the most important plays in order to understand the influence on our language and such, but I highly doubt we’re going to spend months reading through multiple plays in the original language. Which film adaptations are your favorites? Bonus if they are easier to understand for kids with processing challenges.
History and Biographies
These can definitely fit into our plans so which ones are your favorites? Bonus points if they fit into periods of history that fewer films and movies cover.
I look forward to hearing what you recommend!