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Films As Teaching Tool

30 Jan

Here at the University of Edinburgh, 20-24 February 2012 is the first ever Innovative Learning Week (ILW.) As part of a joint initiative between the Edinburgh University Students Association and the University, normal teaching is suspended and replaced with field trips, discussions groups, public lectures, theatre productions, and (most importantly for this post) film screenings.

The American History 2 are doing their part by organising a mini film festival, showcasing significant movies that look at a particular period in history. We’ll be showing the Civil War drama Glory, Depression-era comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou?, early Cold War paranoia classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and the Vietnam war film Full Metal Jacket. Personally, I’m excited to have this chance to show a range of intellectually and visually stimulating movies that will hopefully enhance students understanding.

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