This film has been recognized as the perfect complement to 4th graders’ education. It makes history come alive, and is a great addition to the classic book. There is an educational version available on vimeo.
"Alone on the Island of the Blue Dolphins is a beautiful, short film that captures the essence of the tale dramatized by Scott O'Dell in his Newbery Award winning novel. A perfect compliment for classroom reading, the film explores the story from an anthropological point of view, combining science, history and photographic recreation. This is an amazing educational tool and a thought provoking visual addition for teachers and libraries to share with students." - Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of COUNTING BY 7s
For more information, http://firstrunfeatures.com/islandbluedolphins.html