Overview

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 ...
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The History Teacher's Movie Guide

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

independent review - Greg Nielsen
For me personally, I have used this book to assist me in doing presentations not only in the classroom but at conferences. Since I am doing my Ph.D. research on the use of film in the classroom as a teaching tool, the History Teacher's Movie Guide has been a constant companion.

independent review - Jason Reeves
Really good book about finding and using films in the classroom. Geared towards history classes but the advice can be used for any classes. Especially useful are the parts about accuracy of films and how directors can use their own biases in films and that both sides of the story should be taught in class. Copyright info is very useful as well. The reviews of films are short, to the point and entertaining. A very useful guide for teachers.
independent review - John Woodard
''A MUST READ for teachers who strive for excellence using the media of film.'' - John Woodard, Actor/Screenwriter
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014675376
  • Publisher: Magnifico Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 95
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

About the author

Richard Di Giacomo graduated from San José State University with a B.A. in Ancient and Medieval history, a B.A. in Social Science and an M.A. in American History. He has been a teacher for over 20 years and has taught in a variety of schools from private and continuation schools to public high schools. He has taught everything from at risk and limited English students to honors and college preparatory classes. The subjects he has taught include U.S. and World History, Government, Economics, Bible and Ethics, History of the Cold War, and Contemporary World History.
He has been a reviewer and contributor to textbooks, and a frequent presenter at social studies conferences on the use of simulations, videos, and computers in education. Rich’s love for historical movies led him to develop this book. He hopes that it has made you and your students more intelligent consumers of historical films.
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