Social Studies for the Twenty-First Century: Methods and Materials for Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools

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CHAPTER 15
The "New Age" of Multimedia: Part II. Interpreting Moving Images and Sounds

"I was brought up to be a spectator.... I was raised to be a voyeur."

-- John Irving, The World According to Garp, p. 1


OVERVIEW OF CONTENTS
Main Ideas
Film and Music: Words and Actions, Symbols and Emotions
Film, Live Drama, and Music
Documentaries, Docudramas, TV News, Oral History, and Home Video
Taking Part in the Action: Interactive Role-Play With Mixed Media
The Internet and World Wide Web
Computer Databases
Entertainments and Edutainments
Simulation Games: Playing Along With Decision Making
Summary
Notes
For Further Study: Organizing for Instruction
Books and Materials
Computer Simulations and CD-ROMS

MAIN IDEAS

Moving images and sound performances are probably the most popular of an media around the world, but these are also a challenge to use effectively in a classroom. Films, videos and musical performances are complex and rapid, offering

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