Learning about history through cinema

01/22/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The writers of this blog post suggest several ways teachers can use Oscar-nominated films "Lincoln," "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" to teach history. Among the suggestions are to examine whether the films reflect reality, and in the case of "Zero Dark Thirty," look at how filmmakers obtained their information -- much of which was classified. The blog post also includes additional resources and tips for aligning the movie-based lessons to the Common Core State Standards.

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