Zeezok Publishing, LLC
PO Box 1960
Elyria, OH 44036
recommended age - High School
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The DVDs are available also. Zeezok has a Z Guide Timeline which allows you to pick movies to cover topics for relevant time periods. The Z Guides all sell for the same price. The movies sell for various prices. You'll find Z Guides for The Hiding Place, Flyboys, Sergeant York, Father Goose, Sink the Bismarck, The Red Badge of Courage, My Side of the Mountain, Kit Kittredge and many more.
Z Guide to the Movies - To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Tim Spickler, M.Ed., to use to provide my a review. I received and reviewed a different one last year about My Side of the Mountain. Let me tell you a bit about this second pick:
Z Guide to the Movies - To Kill a Mockingbird is a 33 page guide to be used with the 1962 movie To Kill a Mockingbird. It covers topics such as U.S. History (Great Depression), Race Relations, Courtroom Procedures and Consequences of Lying. The Z Guide contains Worldview and Hands-on Activities as well as Review Questions and Filmmaker's Art.
Here's what you'll find in the Z Guide, according to the Table of Contents:
- How to Use This Guide
- Topic Overview
- Activity 1 - Movie Review Questions
- Activity 2 - Alabama in the 1930s
- Activity 3 - Race Relations in To Kill a Mockingbird
- Activity 4 - Secondary Story Line in To Kill a Mockingbird
- Activity 5 - Art Project: Courtroom Sketch
- Activity 6 - News Media Interview
- Activity 7 - To Kill a Mockingbird Alternative Ending
- Activity 8 - Crossword Puzzle
- Activity 9 - Worldview Activity
- Activity 10 - The Filmmaker's Art
- For Family Discussion
- Additional Resources for Further Study
- Answer Key
The Z Guide gives a suggested five-day plan to complete the 10 Activities, 2 each day. This plan is flexible, however, and you can pick and choose the parts you complete.
What did we think of this Z Guide?
We like these guides. The Z Guides help watchers understand the story in a movie to a deeper level as well as helping watchers apply relevant portions to their lives. The activities are relevant, thought-provoking and fun. Having read and seen the movie of this story, I think the materials in the Z Guide are quite comprehensive and very helpful.
We enjoy the discussion questions and activities suggested in the Z Guides and may track down a few more. The Z Guides are quite reasonable in price for the content.
I'm not here to tell you about the movie, although the book and movie for this are excellent, just the Z Guide. **This story is definitely High School level due to content.** You really should get this one and check it out with your older children. I think you'll be pleased. Great job again Zeezok Publishing!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the above-mentioned product to use to provide an honest review. I did not and will not receive further compensation. Thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not obligated to provide a positive review.
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