Description : 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 18 Chapter Five: Copyright Issues 25 Chapter Six: Choosing the Right Format of Films & Equipment 28 Chapter Seven: Anachronisms in Film 35 Chapter Eight: Bias in Film 38 Chapter Nine: Films with Violence and Bad Language 42 Chapter Ten: Film-related Assignments 44 Chapter Eleven: The Best and Worst Dramatic Films for History Classes 67 Chapter Twelve: Recent Reviews 73 Chapter Thirteen: Films That I Think Should be Made 78 Chapter Fourteen: Recommended Reading 82 Chapter Fifteen: Dramatic Films Listed by Historical Era 85
Description : These jokes help add a little excitement to your classes and help students to have fun with history. They include geography puns, corny history jokes, and famous student flubs. You'll have them rolling in the aisles!
Description : Popular movies can enhance the study of history. A dominant form of entertainment throughout the 20th century, they can serve as nontraditional primary sources and offer remarkable opportunities to observe attitudes about social concerns, gender or racial issues, politics, and historical events that were current when the movies were made. This book is a topical guide for educators, providing detailed analysis of 35 movies, followed by discussion questions that will help students interpret how each movie’s content and themes reflect the times when it was made. The book covers four main topics: the Great Depression, World War II, the early years of the Cold War, and the changing expectations and images of women in movies from 1930 to 1970. An historical overview chronicles how each topic was treated in movies from that time period. The movies should have wide appeal in grades 7 through 12 and can help students learn to think more critically about the images and messages that appear in popular media today.
Description : This book contains: * More full color images of Ohlone sites, homes, tools, and historical paintings than any other book * Classroom activities * A complete list of places to visit to learn about the Ohlone * An extensive bibliography of Ohlone books, films, websites and CD-ROM s and more! Table of Contents: Introduction Section One: Teaching Images 1. Where Did the Ohlone Live? 2. Tribal Regions of The San Francisco Bay Area 3. Ohlone on a Canoe Near San Francisco 4. Dance of the Inhabitants of Mission San Francisco 5. Dancers at Mission San Jose?L 6. Ohlone Home at Mission Dolores in San Francisco 7. Acorn Pounding Mortar 8. Acorn Pounding Holes at Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park in Gilroy 9. Petroglyph Rock at Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park in Gilroy 10. Interpretive Shelter at Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park in Gilroy 11. Ohlone Village Representation at Coyote Hills Park in Fremont 12. Tule Marsh at Coyote Hills Park in Fremont 13. Ohlone Canoe made from Tule Reeds 14. Winnowing Basket 15. A Father Teaching His Son to Hunt 16. Preparing for a Feast 17. Replica Ohlone Village near Deer Hollow Farm 18. Ohlone Arrowheads 19. Native Housing at Mission Santa Cruz 20. Ohlone Warriors Resisting the Spanish Section Two: Classroom Activities 1. Ohlone Tribal Groups Word Search 2. The Ohlone at the Spanish Missions Crossword Puzzle 3. Ohlone Map work 4. What the Ohlone Knew Anachronism Activity 5. Ohlone Foods 6. Ohlone Fictional Story Writing 7. Ohlone Place Names 8. The Ohlone Today Section Three: Places to Visit to Learn about the Ohlone Section Four: Resources for Further Study
Description : History teachers should be less concerned with having students try to re-experience the past and more concerned with teaching them how to learn from the study of it. Keeping this in mind, teachers should integrate more critical film and television analysis into their history classes, but not in place of reading or at the expense of traditional approaches. Teachers must show students how to engage, rather than suspend, their critical faculties when the projector or television monitor is turned on. The first major section of this book, "Analyzing a Moving Image as a Historical Document," discusses the two stages in the analysis of a moving image document: (1) a general analysis of content, production, and reception; and (2) the study of the moving image document as a representation of history, as evidence for social and cultural history, as evidence for historical fact, or as evidence for the history of film and television. Strategies for the classroom are also discussed. The second major section, "Visual Language," is an introduction to visual language meant to serve as a general and selective guide for history teachers new to the critical use of moving-image media in the classroom. Discussions of various aspects of film history and film techniques help to illustrate the possible use of films and television as historical documents and show how film history is a manifestation of the same socio-cultural forces that shape the larger history of society. A 103-item bibliography and a sample class assignment are included. (JB)
Description : The corresponding Teacher's Guide is a page-by-page supplementary resource that gives you additional activities to enhance the student's learning opportunities by using cross-curricular materials including discussion questions, reproducible vocabulary, science, geography and math activities. Each Teacher's Guide turns you into the expert-we've done all the research for you! This comprehensive resource enhances the many dramatic learning opportunities students can gain from reading this mystery by Carole Marsh. The supplementary Teacher's Guide includes: ¥ A chapter guide of additional information, trivia, historical facts, and more to help teachers be "Experts!" ¥ Activity ideas that make the book come dramatically to life for young readers! ¥ The author's additional comments and thoughts about the subject ¥ Some reproducible activities ¥ Great out-of-the-box ideas for activities.
Description : How do you teach children to value peace and appreciate diversity? One way is to provide them with books with themes that promote these ideas. The Parent / Teacher Guide to Children's Books on Peace and Tolerance offers readers a wide variety of award-winning titles along with annotations and grade level recommendations. The book is divided into the following sections: Preschool - grade three Grades 4 - 6 Middle school, and High school. Each section has over 100 listings. Topics include civil rights, the Holocaust, slavery, Native Americans, bullying, war, child abuse, bigotry, cooperation, acceptance, apartheid, family relationships, Arab/Israeli conflict, controlling anger, the Civil War, the Vietnam War, WWII, gays and lesbians, and other social issues. Many of these books are the recipients of the following awards and honors: Newbery Award, School Library Journal (starred review), Caldecott Award, Boston Globe Horn Book Award, American Library Association Notable Book, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, American Bookseller - Pick of the List, Kirkus Reviews (starred review), Publishers Weekly (starred review), Booklist (starred review), Coretta Scott King Award, VOYA Top Picks, National Book Award, and the Michael L. Printz Award. This guide is an excellent resource for parents who would like their children to become peace-loving, accepting adults. Teachers who are looking for books to supplement their curriculum will find the suggested titles to be among the best written works in the designated areas. For example, one would be hard pressed to find a better written book on the Holocaust for middle and high school students than I Have Lived One Thousand Years. The author has done a great service by providing parents and teachers with a list of books that cannot be found anywhere else.
Description : With its mix of family drama, sex and violence, Britain’s Tudor dynasty (1485–1603) has long excited the interest of filmmakers and moviegoers. Since the birth of movie-making technology, the lives and times of kings Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Edward VI and queens Mary I, Jane Grey and Elizabeth I have remained popular cinematic themes. From 1895’s The Execution of Mary Stuart to 2011’s Anonymous, this comprehensive filmography chronicles every known movie about the Tudor era, including feature films; made-for-television films, mini-series, and series; documentaries; animated films; and shorts. From royal biographies to period pieces to modern movies with flashbacks or time travel, this work reveals how these films both convey the attitudes of Tudor times and reflect the era in which they were made.