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Douglas Brinkley

Historian


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Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Theme: Workshop

Workshop: Teaching History with the Movies
10:00 a.m. - S.C. Johnson Conference Center

History films, both non-fiction and Hollywood features, are a popular tool history teachers use to engage their students. In fact, historian Douglas Brinkley has argued that Tom Hanks “has become American history’s highest-profile professor, bringing a nuanced view of the past into the homes and lives of countless millions.” This workshop for middle and high school teachers will offer tools and tips for more effectively incorporating movies in the study of history.