The History Teacher's Movie Guide: Choosing and Using the Right Films for Your Classroom
Finding, funding, and using the right films and video equipment can be challenging for history teachers.
Did you know that…The movie Prince of Egypt was banned in Egypt? In the movie Troy, ancient Trojans are shown using llamas that could only be found in the New World at that time? Oliver Stone’s movie JFK was so controversial that he wrote a whole book defending it? The movie 300 is based on a comic book and not meant to show historical reality at all? No one in the West has ever made a major motion picture featuring the life of Vladimir Lenin? Showing movies in the dark can damage your eyesight? Showing the wrong movie could get you fired or slapped with a heavy fine? There are ways to obtain free educational films? There are some great books and websites that allow you to learn about the objectionable content and historical accuracy of a film before you show it to your students?
This book helps you get good films that are free from bias, anachronisms, or objectionable content.
There are many great tips on how to use films more effectively in your classroom and interesting assignments to go with them.
Chapter One: The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Films in Your Classroom 4 Chapter Two: Should I Use a Drama or a Documentary? 9 Chapter Three: Finding the Right Films 11 Chapter Four: Funding Your Film Library