ERIC Number: ED400716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Historical Films in the Latin Classroom.
Buller, Jeffrey L.
Guidelines and lesson plans are presented for teachers of Latin using historical films as instructional and support materials. A discussion of the use of historical films addresses these issues in classroom practice: the legality of using films in the classroom (copyrights); techniques for using historical films as sources of cultural information; correcting errors in the films, using films to frame a lesson or discussion, and using films in conjunction with special projects or events. Substantial appended materials include lesson plans for units on seven films: "Alexander the Great,""Ben Hur,""Cleopatra,""The Fall of the Roman Empire,""A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,""Masada," and "Spartacus." Lesson plans include unit topic, unit objectives, teacher activities before and after the film, student activities, discussion topics for coordinated texts, a list of research topics, and lists of appropriate primary and secondary sources. Contains 15 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Classroom Techniques, Copyrights, Cultural Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Strategies, Films, Instructional Materials, Latin, Legal Problems, Lesson Plans, Research Projects, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Test Items, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Classical League, Oxford, OH.