ERIC Number: ED099248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching History with Film. Discussions on Teaching 2.
O'Connor, John E.; Jackson, Martin A.
This pamphlet establishes the legitimacy of film as instructional material for the history classroom. Techniques and guidelines for teaching with film are suggested. Four general applications of film to the classroom are examined including film study for factual information, film usage to motivate study and stimulate discussion, film as a historical document, and film as historical interpretation. Suggestions for leading a classroom film discussion include posing the same questions that would be asked about printed historical materials, asking students to describe and interpret the film, or asking students to consider how the film influenced their own feelings and emotions. Three basic rules for teachers include being as well prepared as possible by previewing the film, using film as a visual didactic experience, and integrating film into the text material of the course, never as a lesson in itself. The practical guide section of the pamphlet contains suggestions on how to select, order, and project the film. The selected bibliography includes the names and addresses of major film distributors and university film libraries from which films may be ordered. (DE)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Film Study, Films, History, History Instruction, Instructional Films, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States History, World History
American Historical Association, 400 A Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Historical Association, Washington, DC.