Movie time

Want students to value history and have it be concrete? Show a movie.

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With the current generation being such visual learners, I pair every section of our history to a to a film, and every unit to a full-length movie.  As a result, my students retain far more than they woud if they were merely reading it.

http://www.owlteacher.com/teach-with-movies.html

http://doingsocialstudies.com/2013/11/04/teaching-with-movies/

https://www.educationfund.org/uploads/docs/Publications/Curriculum_Ideas_Packets/Teaching%20Social%20Studies%20Through%20Film%20(2009).pdf

http://www.teachwithmovies.org/index.html

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What movies do you show for your curriculum?

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For Math, there are a multitude of movies you could incorporate with this rewarding strategy (they complete assignments and get to watch the movie, but also the movies tie into the curriculum): A beautiful mind, Goodwill Hunting, Stand and deliver, Proof, 21, the imitation game, N is a number, Little man tate, The bank, infinity, rainman, enigma, pi, moneyball, the traveling salesman, the oxford murders to name a few.

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