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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wizard of Oz Lesson Plans

If you're like me and are just a bit fond of The Wizard of Oz, you'd be amazed at the homeschooling lessons you can do based on this old favorite. Firstly, if your kids are not familiar with the original story or movie you'll want to read the free e-book (link below) and check your TV stations, cable service, local library or video store for the movie. Want to watch it over? You can obtain your own movie copy, and lots of other Wizard of Oz stuff besides at Amazon.com.

I looked through some of the study options and picked out these favorite resources:

We all need a little magic in our lives. Enjoy!

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6 comments:

Julie said...

Great list - thanks for that. We shall enjoy this! Also spotted a lesson plan for the movie at
http://teachwithmovies.org/samples/wizard-of-oz.html
best wishes, Julie.

Brian said...

Great post! What a great Idea to homeschool children with.

Did you know that L. Frank Baum (author of the Wizard of Oz said:

"To write fairy stories for children, to amuse them, to divert restless children, sick children, to keep them out of mischief on rainy days, seems of greater importance than to write grown-up novels. Few of the popular novels last the year out, responding as they do to a certain psychological demand, characteristic of the time; whereas, a child's book is, comparatively speaking, the same always, since children are always the same kind of folks with the same needs to be satisfied."?

Martin Gardner has written a book called, "The Wizard of Oz and Who He Was" as well as the forward to, "The Annotated Wizard of Oz."

You might want to check them out.

Brian (a.k.a. Professor Homunculus at MathMojo.com )

Casdok said...

Dont we just!
Its amazing what study options are out there.

Alison said...

Hi Brian, thanks for the reading suggestions. I'll have to check my local library to see if they have those. I like what L. Frank Baum wrote about children's stories - I still read them myself. Maybe I'm like Peter Pan!

Casdok, if only there were enough time to use all the study options out there...

Alison said...

Thanks for the link Julie, I'll add it to the list.

LAA and Family said...

Hi Allison, Thanks for visiting and for your nice comment on my blog! I'll be back to visit you again! I'll also have to check out the link you gave for the Wizard of Oz, it sounds like fun!

 
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