Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Database of Historical Movies

I just stumbled on this. It looks like a good resource if you're looking for documentaries and historical fiction movies to supplement your history curriculum. I noted 16 that appear to be of interest for our study of history from 1600 to 1850. A bunch won't be available on Netflix, I'm sure, and what remains may not pass the kosher test, but it's at least a very long list of potential candidates! I'm happy if we can find 4-6 (fiction/non-fiction) per year. We'll see!

In other news, DD8 is spending the night in Atlanta with a dear friend. She's having a great time and hasn't missed us one bit. :) It's nice to see her having adventures!

Today I started tutoring a bas mitzvah student! We had a wonderful hour together, studying a book called Halachos Bas Yisrael (The Laws for a Daughter of Israel). We're incorporating a lot of the narration techniques I use for learning with my kids and it was very interesting to do it with an older (almost-11-year-old) student. Loved it! Today we read the introduction, mostly focusing on women's mitzvah obligations and exemptions. Next week: morning hand washing. I feel like I have a chevrusa again (study partner) and it's very nice.

So, a good day today, in stark contrast to my decidedly sluggish Sunday. Oh, well! Now to bed so I can have a not-sluggish day tomorrow!

2 comments:

Jennifer in MamaLand said...

(shudder - I won't even click the link; I can't stand any kind of black and white movie of any kind...)

BUT I am finding that learning with "my" giyores is an interesting experience as well. Much the same as homeschooling in terms of prepwork, though since she's a good 20 years older than me, I don't feel comfortable making her narrate! :-)))

alpidarkomama said...

Actually, it's the subject that's historical, not the movie. I wasn't really clear. :) The movies come from the 1920s to 2010. :)