As a homeschool mom I’m thankful for all of the time that I have my children in my home because I know how little time I had with them before I quit working full time. I’m able to not only teach them how to write well, to enjoy literature and learn from history, but I can also focus part of our homeschool days on what I believe truly matters in life. I’m a firm believer in building character through homeschooling because our children need to know that their character matters.
Since becoming child led homeschoolers I’ve found that not all learning has to happen with textbooks. Since I finally accepted that my children could learn through quality literature, movies, documentaries, audio books and more, our homeschooling has become more relaxed and my children have begun loving to learn again!
So, when I began planning our character studies for this year I knew that I wanted to use My Character Matters: An In-Depth Look at Character Traits, but since my children are visual learners I needed to put together a list of movies that build character to use with the curriculum. I wanted my children to not only read and write about the character trait we were learning about, but I wanted them to see the character trait in action.
I’ve put together a list of over 100 movies that build character to use with my children covering a total of 30 character traits, all of which are covered in the My Character Matters curriculum. While you do not have to use the movie list in conjunction with the curriculum, I highly recommend that you do. By doing so you’ll be building your children’s character by spending quality time researching and talking with them about why their character matters throughout their entire life!
What are your family’s favorite character building movies? I’d love to add them to my list!