A guide for primary school teachers on using films in the classroom.
'... easy to read and very useful ... brimming with ideas for classroom use and full of sound advice.'
– Ann Aston, Robin Hood JI (NC) School, Birmingham.
Children get a huge amount of enjoyment and stimulation from watching films – and good films can reveal a whole new world to them. Show Us A Story! will help teachers take advantage of children's enthusiasm for movies. It is a guide to teaching with the moving image in the primary school. The films have been carefully selected to represent a range of themes and appeal to a variety of tastes. The selection includes animations such as The Iron Giant (US 1999) and Rail of the Star (Japan 1996) and live action movies such as Fly Away Home and Goodnight Mister Tom.
introduces 16 films that can be watched in school
recommends 16 additional films
provides clear practical guidelines on how to show a film
offers ideas for linking these films to the primary curriculum
provides lesson plans and photocopiables for teaching with movies
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