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Students As Movie Makers

Richard Kennett (at Redland Green School, Bristol) writes …

When I was a child ‘visual history’, on the whole, meant Ladybird books with their combination of text and illustrations, but in the words of Bob Dylan “the times they are a changing”. With video sharing sites like YouTube, students today have instant access to a vast array of audio-visual historical resources. Now is the time to take advantage of this revolution and, as history teachers, capitalise on these visual media to help our students communicate their understanding of history. Allowing students to make videos or slideshows that combine text, image and music can result in some truly outstanding outcomes.

Watch the video below to whet your appetite: