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Friday, April 1, 2011

TOS Review Zeezok Publishing

Don't you just love it when you can use movies for school and you aren't just killing time?  I have recently discovered a new product that will make movie watching a truly educational event.


Zeezok Publishing has come out with movie guides that are full of great questions and fun exercises.  Here is a little bit from their website:

Welcome to Zeezok Publishing! Established in 2003, we believe "It is better to build children than to repair men." To that end we strive to provide quality literature and educational books for use in training the next generation. We trust our products will assist you in developing your family's love for God and country.

That is just a bit about the company.  They offer many kinds of books, penmanship books, government, character training, etc.  There are several things to ooh and aah over!  

The item we reviewed is thez-guides to the movies  The movie we reviewed was A Man For all Seasons.  This was a movie that fit right into the time in history we are studying so I jumped on the chance to review it.  The z-guides are great tools to aid in critical thinking as your student watches a particular movie.  Each guide is filled with questions about the movie separated into sections.  For our movie choice the questions were separated into character studies, questions to research the historical period, a writing assignment to further the understanding of the time, crossword puzzle, ant art project, a world view activity, and a family discussion page.  That's quite a bit packed into this package!  But that's not all.  Also included is the answer key, the scoring guide on each page, a How to Use page, and a Topic Overview so there is no doubt in how to use this guide.  

This great movie guide is for sale on the Zeezok website for only $12.99.  It comes on a CD so you can print off the pages you need when you need them.  They also sell the movie to go with this z-guide for $15.98.  There are many other titles of z-guides to choose from and they range from upper elementary/middle school age up through high school.  There are also a few z-guides that are available as an e-book for an instant download.  Prices vary according to titles, so check them all out.

Check out this page for a list of all the great z-guide titles Zeezok offers.  There are many other titles that this homeschool momma will be utilizing over the course of our school years!  We use movies to supplement and to add another dimension to our studies and these guides add a whole other level to this option for us.  The critical thinking skills utilized in answering the questions is an invaluable tool for all students to have.  The questions also opened up dialogues between the whole family that we might not have thought of if not for the questions in the z-guide.  Be sure to check out the descriptions of the movies to look for any objectionable material or material that wouldn't be appropriate for young viewers.

 If your family likes to use movies as another avenue for learning, I highly recommend the Zeezok z-guides.      

They are worth checking out.

 If you want to see what movies other Crew members reviewed, head on over to The Crew Blog and check them out.

**I received a copy of the z-guide from Zeezok Publishing through The TOS Crew in exchange for my honest review.


Michelle said...

Hi! Your blog is included in this week's Blog Walk!

God bless you!

Michelle P.

Lisa said...

I'm stopping by on the Blog Walk. We reviewed the Kit Kitteredge ZGuide & really enjoyed it.