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ERIC Number: EJ965712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
The Art of Teaching Social Studies with Film
Russell, William B., III
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v85 n4 p157-164 2012
Teaching with film is a powerful and meaningful instructional strategy. This article discusses five classroom-tested methods for teaching with film: (1) film as a visual textbook, (2) film as a depicter of atmosphere, (3) film as an analogy, (4) film as a historiography, and (5) film as a springboard. Each of the methods discussed includes examples of a variety of films that could be used, along with suggested focus questions and conversation topics. Furthermore, this article discusses relevant legal issues surrounding the use of film in the classroom. (Contains 1 note and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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