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Movies and Moral Dilemma Discussions

A Practical Guide to Cinema Based Character Development

By:
Stewart Waters, The University of Tennessee
William B. Russell III, Ph.D., University of Central Florida

A volume in the series: Teaching and Learning Social Studies. Editor(s): William B. Russell, University of Central Florida.

Published 2020

Movies and Moral Dilemma Discussions: A Practical Guide to Cinema Based Character Development explores the values, attitudes, and beliefs depicted on film. Since the beginning of the film industry movie makers have depicted morals and values on the silver screen. Teachers will find the book to be a valuable guide for infusing character education and film into the classroom. The book includes an overview of character education, a discussion of film pedagogy, and explores utilizing film for educational purposes.

CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: Historical Overview of Character Education. CHAPTER 2: Film Pedagogy. CHAPTER 3: Cinema-Based Instructional Strategies for Character Development. CHAPTER 4: Movies and Moral Dilemma Discussions for the Elementary Classroom. CHAPTER 5: Movies and Moral Dilemma Discussions for the Middle School Classroom. CHAPTER 6: Movies and Moral Dilemma Discussions for the High School Classroom. Appendix A: Film Analysis Sheet. Appendix B: Film Terminology. References. About the Author.

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