Reviews of historical movies for educators, history buffs, and students of film.
Recent historical movies on DVD :
|Selma 2014 (PG)|
|Fury 2014 (R)|
|Unbroken 2014 (R)|
|Exodus Gods and Kings 2014 (PG-13)|
|American Sniper 2014 (R)|
|Texas Rising 2015 (not rated)|
|12 Years a Slave 2013 (R)|
|Woman in Gold 2015 (PG-13)|
|Noah (2014) PG-13|
|Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014) R|
Partial listings of historical films by era:
(For a complete listing order the History Teacher's Movie Guide below)
For further information see the book below:
There are many great tips on how to use films more effectively in your classroom
and interesting assignments to go with them.
''A MUST READ for teachers who strive for excellence using the media of film.'' -
--John Woodard, Actor/Screenwriter
The reviews of films are short, to the point and entertaining. A very useful guide for teachers. --Jason Reeves
An invaluable teaching reference not only for Social Studies and History teachers but for parents and students who enjoy historical films. Teachers will appreciate the ease of use and the wealth of quick references. A treasured resource. 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. --Greg Nielsen
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.
|Table of Contents:|
Chapter One: The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Films in Your Classroom
|Chapter Two: Should I Use a Drama or a Documentary?|
|Chapter Three: Finding the Right Films|
|Chapter Four: Funding Your Film Library|
|Chapter Five: Copyright Issues|
|Chapter Six: Choosing the Right Format of Films & Equipment|
|Chapter Seven: Anachronisms in Film|
|Chapter Eight: Bias in Film|
|Chapter Nine: Films with Violence and Bad Language|
|Chapter Ten: Film-related Assignments|
|Chapter Eleven: The Best and Worst Dramatic Films for History Classes|
|Chapter Twelve: Recent Reviews|
|Chapter Thirteen: Films That I Think Should be Made|
|Chapter Fourteen: Recommended Reading|
|Chapter Fifteen: Dramatic Films Listed by Historical Era|
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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 25 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. Mr. Di Giacomo is available for teacher training workshops and as a guest speaker for students.
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