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Teaching with Movies : Recreation, Sports, Tourism, and Physical Education

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  • Copyright: 2007-08-20
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Teaching With Movies: Recreation, Sports, Tourism, and Physical Educationshows you how to use 77 popular culture and documentary films as effective teaching tools in recreation, leisure, tourism, sport management, and physical education courses.Through this all-in-one resource, you will learn how to use films to help students retain important course concepts and how this medium can support learning on a particular topic or extend or reemphasize classroom learning.The authors explain how to use films for students with any learning style, and they include these features:- 19 core concepts, such as environmental issues, leadership, diversity, and commercial recreation, so you can easily find movies that reinforce specific themes- Guidance in preparing for, teaching, and evaluating movies in your classroom- A strong foundation for justifying the use of movies as educational tools- Tools for effectively teaching each movie, including framing methods, discussion questions, and debriefing activities for further exploration of recreation-related conceptsTeaching With Moviessupplies you with a clear, simple template covering the important information for each movie at a glance, and it includes easy-to-implement guides for each film. A movie finder, which lists all the films in the book and shows which themes are covered by each film, will help you consider what movies are relevant to your class and the topics you are teaching. Movies are categorized by topic into recreation, leisure, tourism, sport management, and physical education curricula. In addition, for each film the authors provide guidance on framing the movie for your students, discussion and reflection questions, other learning activities, and evaluation tools for the experience.For the bulk of the movies included in this guide, recreation instructors who have used the films in their classes were surveyed about each movie's topics and relevance to courses, its important scenes, and its relationship to recreation, leisure, tourism, sport management undergraduate and graduate courses, and high school and university physical education courses. All of the movies featured in this book can be found at most neighborhood video rental stores or in your university library.Teaching With Movieswill help you engage students, vary your teaching methods, and teach important conceptsthrough movies!

Author Biography

Marni Goldenberg is an assistant professor in the recreation, parks, and tourism administration program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Table of Contents

Movie Finder
Introduction: Movies as Teaching Tools
Now Playing
13 Going on 30
50 First Dates
About Schmidt
Bad News Bears
The Beach
The Bend It Like Beckham
Billy Elliot
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
Born Into Brothels
Breaking Away
Coach Carter
Cutting Edge
The Day After Tomorrow
The Dirty Dancing
Dream Team
The Eight Below
The: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Failure to Launch
Fever Pitch
For Love of the Game
Four Minutes
Friday Night Lights
Gentleman's Game
A Gladiator
Glory Road
Gods Must Be Crazy
The Greatest Game Ever Played
The Hook
Hotel Rwanda
Hudsucker Proxy
The Hurricane
The Ice Castles
Inconvenient Truth
An Invincible
Keep Your Eyes Open
League of Their Own
A Lorax
The Mad Hot Ballroom
Milagro Beanfield War
The Million Dollar Baby
Motorcycle Diaries
The Moulin Rouge
Mr. Miami Beach: The Remarkable Story of Carl Fisher
My Left Foot
Patch Adams
Project Grizzly
Remember the Titans
The River Runs Through It
A Rize
Roger & Me Rookie
The Saint Ralph
The Save the Last Dance
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Shall We Dance?
Shot at Glory
A Steel Magnolias
Super Size Me
Take the Lead
Touching the Void
We Are Marshall
Young and the Dead
The Conclusion: That's a Wrap!
About the Authors
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