Showing posts with label video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label video. Show all posts

Thursday, February 25, 2010

History of the Alphabet - Video

I admit it. I always liked the educational movies that I watched in school when I was growing up. OK, OK. I still like them. Which is probably why I scour several times a week looking for the aforementioned videos. Today I found a gem of a movie made in 1968 called The Alphabet: Mark of Man. This movie is not in the public domain but the owner of it, Penn Museum, has made the video available as long as no footage from it is used without permission.

I know my 11 year old will enjoy this one. I'm not so sure if the others will be as enthused. But I suspect my five year old will also like parts of it since the movie shows a lot of letters; and, he's a beginner reader.
Anyway, I'm thinking of showing this film and then letting the children work on an alphabet coloring and activity book.

More Interesting Videos from

An (overly idealistic, perhaps) look at life in the 1950's and 1960's.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Free Movies for Homeschool

Many of these links are from Obviously, these films are dated. But there is still a lot of educational value in them. The children and I discuss the film after we watch it. We discuss what's outdated and what's still relevant. And we talk about the "funny parts", as my children say. Most of these are for my middle schooler. But if the subject matter is light enough then I may let all of the children watch, depending on whether the younger ones are sleeping or not.
Other videos are from You Tube or Google Video. I try to find movies that are pretty accurate and add value to our school.
I'll add more as we cover various subjects.
World History