I try to use a variety of video/DVD materials in my classroom to enhance instruction. While I do not use all these videos, all the time, or even in their entirety – I have found that they usually stimulate good classroom discussions with my students. Also, rather than spending an entire class period on a video, sometimes we watch a video over a period of several days.
I have created worksheets for all the videos that I use in class and I would be happy to share them with you. If you are interested, please send me an email and I will forward you a copy of the student video sheet and the teacher answer sheet.
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Guns, Germs, and Steel – Part I – Out of
“Diamond's theory [in Guns, Germs, and Steel] is that the predominance of white Europeans (and Americans of European descent) over other cultures has nothing to do with racial superiority, as many have claimed, but is instead the result of nothing more, or less, than geographical coincidence. His argument, in a nutshell, is that the people who populated the
This video is a good one to use in conjunction with a “History of agriculture” unit. It has a dual focus on early crop production and how the production and storage of certain types of crops led to the development of civilizations; as well as a similar focus on the importance of larger domestic animals – both for food and their ability to supply “horsepower”.
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- Libby Lintel
Other video worksheets available:
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