Zeezok Publishing: Z-Guides to the Movies

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Boy In The Striped Pajamas = World War II sadness!

 

Now I have reviewed for this company before; and when I was asked to review for Zeezok Publishing again….I thought; oh darn, I will just have to suffer though it …again! ~giggle~ You can read my last review HERE and HERE. This time I was sent a Z-Guide to the Movie “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”.

First let me tell ya a bit about Zeezok in case ya don’t know of them; then I will tell you what I thought about the product…….

This company started out in the homeschool community as “The Book Peddler” (1993)……you probably have heard of them eh? ~smile~ If you have been homeschooling for a few years , then you have heard of them I am sure. You can read more about their journey on their website , just click HERE. Zeezok Publishing was established in 2003. Their motto or belief is: “It is better to build children than to repair men.” And it is their intent to provide quality literature and educational books for use in training in our next and up and coming generations.

Boy In The Striped Pajamas.

e-book download $12.99

CD shipped

 

License Co-op/Classroom, $49.99

e-book download

CD shipped

Zeezok’s Z-Guide to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a great way to incorporate media into your study of World War II. (The movie itself does NOT come with this product. You will need to rent the movie) ~just want to make sure everyone understands that~ :-)

From the website:

This guide contains a topic overview, movie synopsis, and ten learning activities for an in-depth study of the film. Learn more about the Auschwitz concentration camp. Identify examples of Nazi propaganda and defend the film’s message against those critics that say it presents an unrealistic portrayal of the Holocaust. Produce an art project about the film or complete The Boy in the Striped Pajamas crossword puzzle. Evaluate your own beliefs with the “Worldview Activity,” probe the director’s mind with “The Filmmaker’s Art” activity, and get the entire family involved with the “For Family Discussion” section at the end of the guide. Choose those activities which best fit your student’s course objectives, areas of interest, or time schedule. This is a great film with an unforgettable ending.

Movie Summary: Follow the life of young Bruno as his father, a German SS officer, becomes a concentration camp commandant in Poland. Confined to certain sections of the property, lonely Bruno longs for companionship. He meets and befriends a boy from the local “farm.” Their friendship thrives in spite of an electrified fence, cultural differences, and Bruno’s lie which gets Schmuel a vicious beating. After viewing a Nazi propaganda film about the “farm,” Bruno goes under the wire to his friend with tragic consequences for himself and his family.

 

Topics: Germany in World War II (1942-1944), Concentration Camps, Consequences of Lying, Friendships and Forgiveness, Impact of Propaganda

 

Contains a printable pdf file of the complete study guide. It does not include the movie. This file is licensed to the original purchaser and is not to be resold. Permission is not granted for classroom, district-wide, school-wide, system-wide, or co-op use.”

I hope I get the chance to review for them again!! I always enjoy this companys products….they are great!!….seriously! :-)

Please go to Zeezok’s website HERE, and look around – check them out, you won’t be sorry. Also go see what my awesome other Crew Mate reviewed for them, that way you can see what they thought about the products they were blessed to review. Just click HERE.

And remember –I received this e-book in exchange for my honest opinion and review/blog post. And nothing else …..zip, zilch, nada, and what-ever else, yadda-yadda ~smile~
My writing/work/blog post is copy write protected ©

Blessings my friends, till next time….

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