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Student Enrichment

While our school campus is closed due to the stay-at-home mandate, here are some resources to keep you busy!
 
FREE eBooks
 
 
Recommended Reading List -- Click on the links to access our Summer 2020 ebook & audiobook recommendations!
 
 
Free Educational Games for High School Students
 
 
Movies to Make You Think!

Can't go to a movie theatre? No problem...

Instructions to view the movie:

Click the link.  When prompted, sign in using one of the following login options:

Option 1:  User:  MHSstudent    Password:  Student1

Option 2:  User:  MHSstudent2  Password:  Student2

Option 3:  User:  MHSstudent3  Password:  Student3

 

BOOKS TURNED INTO MOVIES

Here’s a list of some well-known books that have been turned into movies. Have you read any of them?  If so, watch the movie and see how it compares to the book! After viewing, stretch your brain and reflect upon the following questions:

  1. In what ways were the book and movie significantly different? Why do you think the movie director and/or screenwriter made those changes?
  2. In your opinion, which media (book or movie) was more effective in conveying the author’s message? Cite evidence for your opinion.
  3. If you had been the director, what changes would you have made to the movie?

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Boy In the Striped Pajamas

The Color Purple

Ender's Game

Fahrenheit 451

The Giver

Great Gatsby

Hoot

The Indian in the Cupboard

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Of Mice and Men

Pride and Prejudice

Ready Player One

Romeo and Juliet

Where the Wild Things Are

Wonder

 

DOCUMENTARIES & DOCUDRAMAS

Here are some documentaries and enlightening “docudramas” based on actual events and issues facing our nation and world.  After viewing a film, stretch your brain and reflect upon the following questions:

  1. In what way did the film challenge and/or reinforce any pre-existing beliefs you had? 
  2. What questions did it raise in your mind?
  3. What would you like to learn more about?

The 11th Hour -- Environmental documentary narrated and co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

After Truth: Disinformation  and the Cost of Fake News - Explores the dangers of disinformation and fake news stories to our society.

An Arctic Tale -- Narrated by Queen Latifah, this study documents the lives of a polar bear and walrus growing up at the North Pole.

Blackfish - Exposes the living conditions of Orca kept in captivity for entertainment purposes.

Born to Be Wild - Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary follows efforts in Kenya and Borneo to save orphaned animals and protect endangered species.

Bully - Reveals the effects of bullying on school children and their families.

Cesar Chavez - Biopic about the civil rights activist.

Concussion - Dramatization based on actual events that reveal the link between football and CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Countdown to Zero - Discusses the historical impact of the atomic bomb and the role of nuclear arms in current global affairs.

Fed Up - Explores the food industry and its role in the high rate of childhood obesity.

FrackNation - Examines the environmentally and politically controversial practice of fracking.

Freakonomics - Reveals the extent to which money affects human behavior.

Harriet - Documents the incredible life of Harriet Tubman and her travails as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad.

In the Shadows of the Towers - Students from Stuyvesant High School share their eyewitness account of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

An Inconvenient Truth - Focuses on the science behind the threat of global warming.

Just Mercy - Based on the true story of a black lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, who defends a man who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death.

Malcolm X - Documents the life and death of the controversial militant activist.

Planet Ocean - Explores man’s effects on ocean ecosystems.

Selma - Focuses on the actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the historical civil rights activist’s march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

The Social Network - Recounts the challenges Mark Zuckerberg faced as he built Facebook.

The Theory of Everything - Biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking.

Toni Morrison - Documentary on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist.

 
 
Feeling trapped indoors? Take one of these virtual fieldtrips, and you can instantly visit the world without stepping foot outside your home!
 
Virtual Tours and Live Cameras In the USA
 
Virtual Tours and Live Cameras Outside of the USA
 
Virtual Museums Around the World -- Some of the best artwork can be enjoyed virtually!