And Action! Directing Documentaries in the Social Studies Classroom provides social studies educators with the background knowledge, conceptual understanding, and tools necessary to design and facilitate classroom documentary projects in the K-12 social studies classroom. The authors have spent more than ten years in classrooms working collaboratively with teachers to design and research classroom documentary projects. Recognizing the challenges of this kind of work, the authors partnered with filmmakers, historians, educational technologists, and classroom teachers with experience in leading documentary projects to refine a production process that more closely mirrors the work of filmmakers. With this book, the authors draw on all of these experiences to assist social studies educators to efficiently and effectively structure and assess documentary projects. Educators will learn ways to transition student learning away from adigital encyclopedia entriesa toward a more authentic documentary approach that focuses on disciplined inquiry and the use of evidenced-based arguments.With this book, the authors draw on all of these experiences to assist social studies educators to efficiently and effectively structure and assess documentary projects.
|Author||:||Kathy Swan, Mark Hofer|
|Publisher||:||R&L Education - 2013-11-12|