About the Movie
Alcon Entertainment’s “Dolphin Tale” is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life.
Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun.
Without a tail, Winter’s prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle—a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world.
This awesome Dolphin Tale movie curriculum was especially created for Homeschool Movie Club by Sherri Seligson (Marine Biologist and author of Apologia's Marine Biology Curriculum). It is written for multiple ages with something for everyone in your family from preschool activity/coloring/matching pages, through elementary school, and even additional assignments for upper grades. It includes 'notebooking,’ copywork and fun science experiments that the whole family will enjoy. It can be done as a week long project or a month long unit. It is perfect a perfect way to get you geared up for the movie!
Scholastic's Lesson Plans on Winter the Dolphin (echolocation game/science behind dolphins/dolphin basics/printables). Visit Link
Starting Your Career as a Marine Mammal Trainer book. Visit Link
HomeschoolShare Dolphin Lapbook (free). Visit Link