INTRODUCTION TO HOMESCHOOLING WITH DISNEY’S AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

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INTRODUCTION TO HOMESCHOOLING with DISNEY’S AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

YEAR ONE – WEEK TWO: Introduction and Overview:

Amothersrandomthoughts.com Copyright 2018  Introduction to Homeschooling with Disney movies. Read these notes and overview before beginning to study Year One, Week 2 – Disney’s Around the World in 80 Days. This Introduction to Homeschooling with Disney’s Around the World in 80 Days is for Year One – Week Two. It is designed to give you a clear understanding of what we will be studying the second week. It is meant to be used with Elements of Fun Learning Curriculum found here! Enjoy!

  • We will be looking at an overview of the world including the 7 Continents.
  • We will also be discussing navigation and astronomy as it pertains the to the North Star and directions North, South, East, West
  • In addition, we will be working on mapping skills. 
  • We will also look at the differences between the book by Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days and the Disney Movie, Around the World in 80 Days.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DISNEY’S AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS AND JULES VERNE NOVEL

There are many differences between Disney’s movie and the Jules Verne novel. Some of the major differences are detailed below:

JULES VERNE NOVEL, AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS:

  • Around the World in Eighty Days was published in 1873
  • The main characters are Phileas Fogg and his French valet,
  • Passepartout The story begins in London in 1872
  • Phileas Fogg is an English Gentleman
  • Phileas has a bet with friends from The Reform Club that he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. The winner gets 20,000 pounds.
  • Phileas is accused of robbing the bank.
  • While traveling the pair rescues a young Indian woman, Auoda.
  • Auoda is a widow who is supposed to follow the custom of taking her life after the death of her husband.

DISNEY’S AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS:

  • One of the most noticeable differences is in the title of the movie. The book writes out Eighty. However, Disney chose to have 80 as digits.
  • Disney’s Around the World in 80 Days was released into theaters in 2004.
  • The main characters are Phileas Fogg and his Chinese valet, Passepartout.
  • Phileas Fogg is an inventor.
  • Phileas has a bet that he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, but the outcome of the bet will determine if he can remain an inventor at the Royal Academy of Science.
  • 1890 England – a Chinese man robs a bank. To avoid police he takes a job posing as Phileas Fogg’s butler using the name Passepartout.
  • Passepartout robs the bank to recover a Chinese artifact.
  • Passepartout wants to get back to his village in China and uses Phileas to try to accomplish his task.
  • In France, Phileas meets Monique La Roche and agrees to let her come on the journey.
  • Methods of travel that are not in the book include a hot air balloon and a plane.

GENERAL NOTES

(These basic notes are included with additional suggestions for learning activities)

Suggestions: This study is for one week only. I have tried to keep things light to not overwhelm anyone in the first several weeks.

HOMESCHOOLING WITH DISNEY’S AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS AND MICKEY’S SEEING THE WORLD

Disney’s Around the World in 80 Days is rated PG for crude humor and mild language. (bloody h-ll, d-mn), but there is an alternate video to watch. Mickey’s Seeing the World is great for the little ones (and I even like it too).

GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY:

This week will include the 7 continents and a brief overview of some of the countries.

 SCIENCE:

Maps and Astronomy will be briefly studied, and then again we will study astronomy in weeks 9-10. We will also be using magnets this week.

LITERATURE/READING:

All ages should read a version of Jules Verne novel, Around the World in 80 Days. 

ART/MUSIC:

Using magnets to make art.

HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED:

We will be discussing the human body for weeks 2, 3 and 4.

After reading this introduction, proceed to the SCHEDULE FOR YEAR ONE – WEEK TWO.

After reading through the Schedule, access the BOOKLIST for Year One: Weeks 1-12, and then read through the APPENDIX. Finally, visit the SUPPLIES list to see what is necessary for week 2 for Homeschooling with Disney’s Around the World in 80 Days.

 

 

 

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