I know we have shared quite a few movie studies here on the site. While I am recovering from major surgery this summer, they are just a simple way to keep us in a little bit of the rhythm of school. The kids love watching movies, especially on hot afternoons, and these are fun, yet simple enough to do without much oversight.
All I need is the movie, a printer and some pencils for my kids and we’ve got a ready-made lesson. And what I love about these movie studies is they usually start us on all kinds of tangents. For example, in this study students will do a little research about France and kittens/cats. Both of these can be expanded upon and even turn into their own unit studies!
I know there are many families that try to minimize screen time and movies. However, when you can turn them into a learning experience as well, that is a great reason to watch a movie. But there are more to movies than just what these movie studies can cover.
Movies can open up all kinds of conversations and chats with your kids that you never expected. Sometimes they will remind you of your own childhood and sharing stories. And other times you’ll be able to explore far off worlds and dream of trips to take as a family. Movies can bring to life a world of possibilities you never thought possible too!
These movies studies are just the start.
Discussion questions are a great way to help kids start working on their critical thinking skills. They will help the kids work on paying closer attention to the movie as they watch it. Not only are discussion questions good for reading, they can be equally good for movies. I usually let my children watch the movie first for entertainment purposes – just to have fun and enjoy the movie.
But the second or third time through, it’s time to get them thinking, which is where these comprehension questions come in perfectly. Have kids write them out on a separate piece of paper, record them on their phones like a fun video chat or just recite their answers to you verbally.
A movie is only as good as its characters. At least that’s what I think. If you don’t have good characters and character development, no script can cover the deficit. On this page, students will analyze and describe six different characters. Then they can draw them according to their descriptions.
This film is based in France, so naturally students can do some research about France with this page. They can learn about famous monuments, the food and culture, where it is located, as well as other important and major facts they should know about the country.
Since this movie is filled with cats, this page will encourage students to write more about cats as they study them. They can write about what they eat and where they can live. Have them choose both domesticated (house) cats and farm cats or cats that roam free. What are the differences in what they eat and where they live?
Be sure to check out all our other Movie Studies!
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This movie study for The Aristocats is a fun way to add some additional learning to your movie day! This printable pack includes 4 pages of activities such as discussion questions, character descriptions, country study about France, and study about kittens.
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