Scholastic Teachers’ Guide for War Horse
Having now seen Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, which opens on Christmas Day and is based on the 1982 novel War Horse written by Michael Morpurgo, I strongly encourage parents to see this film with their older children and to read the young adult novel. I wouldn’t be surprised to see teachers starting to use this novel in their classrooms for discussions about World War I. But even if your child doesn’t study this in school, Scholastic has made discussion tools readily accessible so teachers and students or parents and children can learn together about certain events in World War I.
The content you will find on Scholastic’s website will allow older children to take a close look at both sides of the war, reenact scenes from the novel, and take home worksheets that are related to lessons learned from the novel War Horse. War Horse is recommended for grades 8-12.
The resource and tools you’ll find on the website will provide a great introduction to historical fiction.
Are you planning to read War Horse with your children and take them to see the movie? What kind of lessons do you think they will learn from reading and watching this story?
WAR HORSE OPENS ON CHRISTMAS DAY. IT IS RATED PG-13 AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.
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