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Summer of Funner Film Festival 2013: Dystopian and Urban Films

Last year, we had quite a formal Summer Film festival. We made tickets and produced a “Film Review” worksheet for the kids.  This year, our Film Festival was fairly casual, but we still managed to produce quite a dialogue about each movie. There was a nice mix between new, popular releases and older classics. Many […]

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Mapping Gulliver's Travels

Summer Books: Mapping Gulliver’s Travels

This week, we read portions of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, and we watched two film versions: a somewhat-faithful 3-hour television movie from 1996 starring Ted Danson; and the first non-Disney animated movie from the late 1930s.  The kids had certain favourite moments from the tale. They absolutely loved the final two sections of the travels, particularly […]

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