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ERIC Number: EJ1002090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
The Reel History of the World: Teaching World History with Major Motion Pictures
Russell, William Benedict, III
Social Education, v76 n1 p22-28 Jan-Feb 2012
In today's society, film is a part of popular culture and is relevant to students' everyday lives. Most students spend over 7 hours a day using media. With the popularity and availability of film, it is natural that teachers attempt to engage students with such a relevant medium. The method of using film and the method of using firsthand accounts were tied for the number one method teachers use to teach Holocaust content. Furthermore, a national survey of social studies teachers conducted in 2006, found that 63 percent of eighth-grade teachers reported using some type of video-based activity in the last social studies class they taught. The purpose of this article is to provide teachers with a rationale and model for teaching world history with film. This article will also provide teachers with a filmography that can be used to help teach world history. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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