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Teaching History with Film: Strategies for Secondary Social Studies
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Visit any school in the United States and chances are that you will find at least one of the social studies teachers showing a film about history. Along with the textbook, movies are one of the most prominent teaching aids in the history classroom. Yet, when middle and high school history teachers look for models of the effective use of motion pictures in history classroom ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Routledge
(first published January 20th 2010)
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Before very recently, most teachers used films as a way to "kill time" in their classrooms when, the reality is, there is no time to kill. Students can and SHOULD always be learning. If a teacher is dedicated to his/her curriculum and to ensuring students acquire knowledge and proficiency in the subject they teach, there should be very little space for downtime. This book provides wonderful strategies for using films to teach lessons in history. It offers insight on how films are both primary an ...more