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ERIC Number: ED286815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Hollywood Films as a Teaching Tool.
Rebhorn, Marlette
This project seeks to bring an immediacy and interest to historical events through the use of Hollywood feature films. Some of the films used to promote interest in history are "Inherit the Wind,""All the President's Men,""The Birth of a Nation," and "Reds." Films used in the class should be available on videocassettes because they are less expensive to buy or rent than the reel-to-reel format. The instructor may show short scenes from several films, to allow students to choose one film to view at their leisure. After viewing the film, the student reads a teacher-prepared essay on the film, critiques the content, and suggests parallels with other historical events. From a list provided by the instructor, the student selects a report topic. Papers may be rewritten until two weeks before the end of the semester, as the student continually refines research and writing skills. The project may be adapted for use in other subjects. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A