ERIC Number: ED239500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
German Cinema as a Vehicle for Teaching Culture, Literature and History.
Duncan, Annelise M.
The use of German film in four instructional contexts, based on experiences in developing a university course, is discussed. One use is as part of a German culture course taught in German, emphasizing the role of film as a cultural statement of its time, intended to be either a social criticism or a propaganda tool. A second use is integration of the film into a literature course taught in German, employing a series of television plays acquired from the Embassy of West Germany. Experience with film as part of an interdisciplinary German/journalism course offers ideas for a third use: a curriculum, offered in English, to explore a historic period or film techniques. A fourth use is as an element of a period course taught either in German or, if interdepartmental, in English, such as a course on the artistic manifestations of expressionism. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (San Francisco, CA, November 24-26, 1983).