More Than "Showing What Happened": Exploring the Potential of Teaching History with Film

  title={More Than "Showing What Happened": Exploring the Potential of Teaching History with Film},
  author={Jeremy Stoddard and Alan S. Marcus},
  journal={The High School Journal},
  pages={83 - 90}
In a world where students and the general public are likely to access historical information from a television program, film, or even video game, it is important to equip students with the ability to view historical representation critically. In this essay we present arguments for using film to engage students in rigorous and authentic social studies pedagogy and support these arguments with data and examples from our research over the past ten years. Our goal is not to promote film as the… 

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