Sunday, February 28, 2010

Black History Month and "Sounder"

Last year, I posted my family's favorite movie about Abraham Lincoln. This year, I thought it worth mentioning "Sounder" as a good family choice for Black History month and related unit studies on the Civil War or civil rights. Disney produced this movie in 1972, and it's a heart-tugging story about the Morgans, a strong family of Black sharecroppers in 1933. The father is convicted of stealing to feed his family and sent to a prison camp. The mother sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father, and the movie is about that trip--with the dog, of course! Check the library and NetFlix.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Mark of Zorro

We rented a new DVD copy of the original Zorro... a fun family movie, with plenty of Catholic references, and a very nice quality copy!