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Publication Date: 1971
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The Celluloid Curriculum: How to Use Movies in the Classroom.
Maynard, Richard A.
The value of motion pictures as a significant, vital, cultural force in our society is presented. This document is divided into four parts, which contain altogether 17 chapters. Chapter 1 presents a discussion of an experimental course of study for high school senior social studies using films to introduce or supplement the basic required material. Chapter 2 covers student activism. In Chapter 3, black film-making is presented. Chapter 4 presents a comparative analysis of various films. In Chapter 5, marriage as an institution and the place of sex in marriage is shown on film. Chapter 6 discusses Alain Resnais'"Night and Fog." Chapter 7 presents a cinematic study of ethical problems. Chapter 8 surveys instructional materials for film teaching; in Chapter 9, the value of films as literature is discussed. Chapter 10 dissects the Western from the point of view of its relationship to our era. In Chapter 11, the American cinematic interpretations of war are presented. Chapter 12 discusses the myths about tropical Africa created by motion pictures. Chapter 13 depicts the current portrayal of the black man in the movies. Chapter 14 is a classroom unit using movies as historical sources. Chapter 15 covers the theme of McCarthyism. In Chapter 16, further suggestions to teachers of the film art are presented. Finally, Chapter 17 discusses the theme of the motion picture as a reflection of a national tendency. (CK)
Descriptors: Activism, Audiovisual Aids, Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Design, English Curriculum, Experimental Programs, Film Study, Guides, History, Instructional Materials, Literature, Marriage, Mythology, Objectives, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Sex Education, Social Influences, Social Studies, Symbolism, Values, Western Civilization
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