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ERIC Number: EJ1002104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Digital Reenactments: Using Green Screen Technology to Recreate the Past
Sheffield, Caroline C.; Swan, Stephen B.
Social Education, v76 n2 p92-95 Mar-Apr 2012
Historical reenactments are a frequently utilized active learning strategy that encourages students to engage in historical thinking. They require students to critically read and synthesize information, consider multiple perspectives, and write a coherent narrative demonstrating an understanding of the time period, event, and the individuals involved. The digital reenactment process offers a remarkable new way of thinking about historical reenactments. Before the advent of Web 2.0 tools and video technologies, historical reenactments, while engaging and beneficial, lacked authenticity and audience. Now, students have the tools and processes to make their own rich multimedia reenactment that enables them to not only step into a time period, but also share their efforts with a wider audience. The authors have identified eight distinct steps associated with the creation of a digital reenactment. This article provides a description of how they introduced the concept and guided students through the process during the summer technology camp. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky