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Monday, July 19, 2010

don't just put a movie on: What is this blog about?

This blog has been designed because all too often when teachers put a movie on in class, parents, administrators and our colleagues question our use of movies and this material.  With the advent of places like YouTube and the Netflix service, teachers have access to a wealth of material, either for free or at a low-cost.  I recently "gave in" to Netflix and have found a wealth of amazing material available either for rental or to live-stream into your classroom.  The goal of this blog is for me to share information with you about films I have used, or plan to use, in class with resources I have found, "borrowed from colleagues" or developed.

I have taught World Cultures, English, U.S. History, Psychology, Sociology, American Humanities, and Film Studies.  I  have worked to develop curriculum in all of those classes, that is inquiry and project based. Resources:
If you have any feedback or you have resources you would like to share with others, please do not hesitate to comment and contact me.  If you use any of the materials listed here, all I ask is that you provide me with any feedback you have on the material and resources you used. 


  1. John, thank you for sharing your perspective on teaching through your blog. The title is great. I look forward to reading more!

  2. Congratulations on your mention as one of the top ten history blogs on Milestone Documents! It's great that your work is being noticed so quickly!

  3. Thanks Liz and thanks Terry for informing me of the selection!