Social Studies in the Dark: Using Docudramas to Teach History

  title={Social Studies in the Dark: Using Docudramas to Teach History},
  author={Benicia D'sa},
  journal={The Social Studies},
  pages={13 - 9}
entertainment in theaters and homes, have found their way into classrooms. Teachers now often use mainstream entertainment films as a substitute for books and sometimes as a supplement to textbooks. Teachers also use films as a source of information and as material to be critically analyzed. Weinstein (2001) points out that classrooms today cannot be isolated from the cultural environment, and we cannot overlook the pervasiveness and influence of mass media. Using film to engage students in the… Expand
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