ERIC Number: ED248167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Louis L'Amour's American West. A Sound Filmstrip Program. Study Guide.
Peters, John; Peters, Frances
Adapted from the motion picture based on two of Louis L'Amour's novels of the American West, "The Daybreakers" and "Sackett," this filmstrip program will help secondary students interpret the meaning of the frontier experience in American history. In the first three filmstrips--"Heading West,""Staking Claims," and "Keeping the Peace"--students examine themes of individualism, loyalty, justice, and courage and learn the importance of the frontier experience in shaping the American character. The fourth filmstrip examines the personal insights of L'Amour, author of 80 popular and widely read novels of the American West, concerning the meaning of the frontier in American life. Information provided in the study guide for each of the filmstrips includes a synopsis, activities to use with students before viewing the filmstrip, a listing of new vocabulary words, and themes to explore. Unit activities include discussion questions, ideas for creative and expository writing, topics for further investigation, and ways of comparing the books and the filmstrip. A brief bibliography of fiction and non-fiction books dealing with the frontier concludes the guide. (RM)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Expository Writing, Filmstrips, History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Multimedia Instruction, Novels, Secondary Education, United States History, United States Literature, Units of Study
Media Basics, Inc., Larchmont Plaza, Larchmont, NY 10538 (sound filmstrip kit $136.50; study guide only, $1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Frontier History; L Amour (Louis); United States (West)
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