I had not watched Dolphin Tale when I was given the opportunity to review the curriculum for Dolphin Tale 2, but it just so happens that we saw a copy of Dolphin Tale at the library that same week. The girls wanted to watch it as soon as we got home since their favorite animal right now is the dolphin. Remember, we went to Sea World this summer. 🙂
ABOUT DOLPHIN TALE
It is a sweet story, inspired by a true story, of a boy named Sawyer who helps rescue an injured dolphin who is named Winter. Sawyer’s mom (Ashley Judd) was not too fond of him spending so much time away from school at the marine center, but realized the positive impact it was having on Sawyer as he was going through a difficult time. After Winter loses her tail, her life is in danger, but with the help of Sawyer, marine rescue doctor Clay (Harry Connick Jr.), his daughter Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff), and an army doctor (Morgan Freeman) who specializes in prosthetics, Winter becomes whole again. It is a story of friendship, determination, and strength.
ABOUT DOLPHIN TALE 2
I haven’t watched Dolphin Tale 2, but I am looking forward to seeing it soon! I have read some reviews of it, and it is about Winter losing her surrogate mother, Panama. Because of USDA regulations, Winter cannot be housed alone, as dolphins have to be paired with another dolphin, so the team at Clearwater Marine Hospital are in search of finding a companion for Winter. Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, who has been an inspiration to many after losing an arm in a shark attack, make an appearance in this film.
DOLPHIN TALE 2 CURRICULUM
I was excited when I saw there was a curriculum for this film. I was even more excited when I saw what was included in this free curriculum!!! Even if you don’t homeschool, I HIGHLY recommend checking out this resource. It is free to join Homeschool Movie Club. It is amazing, and the girls kept asking to do more of the activities.
Each day’s lesson has a short video and a PDF of printables.
Lesson 1: Get To Know Dolphins (anatomy and physical science)
Lesson 2: A Day In The Life Of Dolphins (reading comprehension)
Lesson 3: Dolphins In The Ocean (geography)
Lesson 4: Aquarium Life (composition and art)
Lesson 5: Dolphins and Us (vocabulary and math)
And if you are in Classical Conversations like we are (or even if you’re not), you will be thrilled to know that there is also a curriculum designed specifically for CC! It is a 77-page PDF with lessons on the following subjects: Biology, Physical Science, Geography, Language, Math, Literature, History, Art, and Bible.
One lucky reader will win a Dolphin Tale promo pack. It includes a Dolphin Tale 2 t-shirt and sunglasses. Giveaway ends Tuesday, September 23rd. (Giveaway open to US residents ONLY. If you have been a winner of one of our giveaways in the last 30 days, you are not eligible for this giveaway.)
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