Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Movies as Literature with Composition

Description: In Movies as Lit, students in 8th grade through high school will watch classic movies to introduce and study the basic elements of literary analysis. We will study such things as plot development, character analysis, symbolism, and comparing and contrasting, just to name a few. This course will not only give students the tools to appreciate good books more fully, but will also equip them with the ability to discern underlying messages in movies rather than simply absorb them. In class, students will participate in group and individual projects, prepare short essays, and produce informal reader-response writing for purposes of discussion and evaluation.


"Movies as Literature really surprised me with the depth of what it accomplishes. It looks so interesting, that as I read through it, I found myself wishing for an opportunity to teach the course."

Required texts: none

Copy/Supply fee: $20.00

Annual tuition: $420.00 ($42 per month for 10 months, August – May or $47/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Emily Kirtlan

B.S. in History

Emily is a graduate of Liberty University where she received her undergraduate degree in History. The best word to describe Emily is kind. Her heart is one of service and thoughtfulness and it shows in all she does. Austin, the man writing this bio about Emily, is also her best friend, man of her dreams and dashing husband since 2016. Her passions in life are reading, baking and her puppies. She has decided to apply her degree to pursuing her desire to serve the homeschool community. As a former homeschool student herself, Emily is passionate about home education and knows what it takes to be successful on this unique journey. She believes that education is a powerful tool and wants to help students cultivate a love for learning. She is excited to serve the families of Bridge Academy! 

Classes: Renaissance & Reformation, Eat Around the world (middle school), Eat Around the World (high school), Global History: Wars, Espionage & Covert Operations, Civics through Critical Thinking, Movies as Literature, and Medieval British Literature: Literary Lessons through Lord of the Rings