ERIC Number: EJ1027127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Film Pedagogy in the History Classroom: Desktop Documentary-Making Skills for History Teachers and Students
Schul, James E.
Social Studies, v105 n1 p15-22 2014
The emergence of digital technology provides new opportunities for teaching and learning in the history classroom. However, these new opportunities often require new skills to be learned by teachers and students alike. This article focuses on one such digitally oriented strategy, desktop documentary making, which empowers students to easily make historical documentaries as a classroom project. Included in this article is an explanation of the benefits of desktop documentary making in the history classroom, the necessary cinematic skills required for students to make quality films, and examples of classroom strategies that teachers may effectively incorporate desktop documentary making into the classroom.
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Documentaries, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Computer Software, Classroom Techniques, Films, Film Production, Assignments, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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