As I mentioned in an earlier post, we started our new homeschool curriculum earlier this month. One of the things that we’re adding to our curriculum this year is the newest curriculum created exclusively by Homeschool Movie Club for Dolphin Tale 2. My oldest two absolutely love anything dolphin or shark related, so I am excited to start using this.
What I love about it is that it spans grade levels K through High School, and makes it easy for you to figure out which activities are appropriate for your kidlet by labeling them with a dolphin or a sea turtle.
I also love that it talks about dolphins in the wild AND dolphins in aquarium, and explains that some dolphins are unable to survive in the wild, whether from injury or illness, and when that happens, the aquarium can provide a long term home.
My favorite part of the free Dolphin Tale 2 curriculum available on Homeschool Movie Club is the Dolphin Tale 2 Curriculum by Classical Conversations. It is a 77 page PDF that includes biology, physical science, geography, language, math, literature, art, history, and Bible! I love that it includes what the Bible tells us about dolphins!
We’re really excited to be able to use this curriculum, and I love that it’s free, too!
Did you know that HOMESCHOOL DAY is Friday September 12, 2014? It’s no coincidence that Dolphin Tale 2 is being released that day.
About the movie:
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.
Will you be seeing it?