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Dead Poets to Dangerous Minds: A Social Studies Film Class 

The Program in Social Studies explores democratic education and the silver screen.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

A unique course offered in the Social Studies program this summer at Teachers College provided students with the opportunity to look at educationally themed films from a fresh angle. The class, called "Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic(?) Education on the Silver Screen," allowed participants to examine how these films can shape teachers’ ideas of …

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TC Social Studies Doctoral Student Publishes in History Compass 

Congratulations to Amy Mungur, who just published the following article! Mungur, Amy. (2011). Chinese Movies and History Education. The Case of Zhang Yimou's 'To Live', History Compass. ABSTRACT Using film to promote historical understanding is not a new phenomenon. However, such use presents difficulty when dealing with non-Western history, as sufficient care must be given to …

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