Saturday, August 30, 2014

Homeschooler's Unite - Go See Dolphin Tale 2 On September 12th and Download Your FREE Curriculum

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You may remember me asking you to go see Dolphin Tale back in 2011? Well thanks to homeschoolers all over the country flocking to see Dolphin Tale in theaters we caught Hollywood's attention! And it is because of us that Dolphin Tale 2 was able to be produced! If you haven't see Dolphin Tale you really need to. You can read our review here.

"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.” ~

So homeschoolers are you ready to unite again? It is not often that homeschoolers can ban together nationwide to advocate an educational, homeschool friendly film. Did you know that the two main actors are homeschooled? Dolphin Tale 2 releases on Friday September 12, 2014 and has been dubbed Homeschool Day by!!!! Check with your local theater and find a matinee showing, then get a group of friends together and GO SEE this fabulous movie! Lets create a wave again!

Let me know in the comments if you plan to attend!

After you see the movie you and your children can continue the fun at home by learning all about dolphins and marine biology with the Homeschool Movie Club FREE Dolphin Tale 2 curriculum. Sherri Seligson author of several Apologia books is the writer of this fantastic, comprehensive curriculum. The new curriculum not only presents lessons on dolphins, it also explores careers in marine biology and aquarium life. There are five lessons (2-3 pages each) which are paired with special videos that were filmed at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!!! In addition to the five pdfs and video curriculum, Homeschool Movie Club has also partnered with Classical Conversations to create a Dolphin Tale curriculum for additional learning and fun!

The Dolphin Tale Curriculum is really comprehensive, engaging and most importantly fun. Each pdf lesson contains instructions and activities for elementary to high school-aged students, along with age-appropriate explanations and vocabulary. A dolphin and turtle symbol are used to indicate if the activity is for elementary age children or middle-high school aged children. Here are some of the activities you will find in the pdf lessons - matching, drawing, experiments, coloring, reading comprehension, mapping, art, math problems and more. There is also an answer key provided.

The videos are about 2-3 minutes in length and are filmed at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. David Yates, a homeschool dad of 4, provides detailed information about dolphins and marine biology. You will even get to see some clips of the Clearwater staff in action.

The Classical Conversations Dolphin Tale curriculum contains 71 pages of information on dolphins. It is also very comprehensive, engaging and fun. Biology, Math, Bible, Geography, History, Art, Literature and Language are all covered in this pdf booklet. Each subject is broken up into it's own section making it very easy to navigate and fit in a little of each subject everyday. My daughter loved the art section of course!

*Note you will need to create a FREE account on Homeschool Movie Club to access these files.

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.

Watch the Trailer:

Follow Dolphin Tale On Social Media:
Use these hashtags when talking about the movie: #DolphinTale2, #HomeschoolDay2014 & #WinterHasHope

Now check your local theater for showtimes! 

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