''A MUST READ for teachers who strive for excellence using the media of film.'' -

--John Woodard, Actor/Screenwriter


Finding, funding, and using the right films and video equipment can be challenging for history teachers. 

Did you know that…


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:  
Page Number
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

To see recent historical movie reviews, go to our companion website: History Movie Guide

Send us a movie review of your own and recieve a free sample lesson from this book!

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                 ISBN 09706237-7-1        17.50     

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 20 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.

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