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Unplanned, The Movie

The other day I saw Unplanned. Actually, I didn’t see all of it—often my hand was over my eyes—but I certainly experienced it. This intense movie tells the story of Abby Johnson a naïve young woman who joined Planned Parenthood in order to help women in crisis. Abby was very dedicated to the organization because […]

Review: Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty

King John signed the Magna Carta 800 years ago. Many people, like my young teens, wonder, Who cares? Why would it matter to us? John Robson’s documentary, Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty answers this question with a whirlwind tour through history and a stirring call to action. From King Alfred’s neglected cakes and […]

The Drop Box, a Documentary about Life

A bell chimes and Pastor Lee Jong-rak hurries past shelves of baby supplies to the drop box at the front of his house.  He opens its door and finds yet another baby.  Carefully he carries it back to the warmth of the living quarters, unwraps it while volunteers and some of his children watch, and […]

Review: Temple Grandin

When Temple Grandin (played by Claire Danes) travels to her aunt’s ranch, it does not take us long to realize that she responds to the world in a unique way.  Her aunt, however, is up to the challenge of having Temple on the ranch for a summer, and Temple grows to love the ranch cows, identify with […]

Review: The Way Things Work, Animated

For years we, like many homeschoolers, have enjoyed David Macaulay’s book The Way Things Work.   Recently we discovered that portions of this book have been animated! The movies give you both the science and the big woolly mammoths of the book. Originally produced for the BBC, this set of 26 videos, each 13 minutes long, […]

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