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New Approaches in Teaching History: Using Science Fiction to Introduce Students to New Vistas in Historical Thought. Teaching History Today and in the Future
Document Type
Books
Reports - Research
Source
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2024.
Subject
History Instruction
Instructional Innovation
Teaching Methods
Science Fiction
Assignments
Learner Engagement
Films
Primary Sources
Language
Abstract
Science fiction literature and film are an underappreciated source for the teaching of history. Finding material that can excite a student's curiosity can be a key towards greater student engagement, especially among students who are taking history as a requirement, rather than from interest. The discovery that they can read or watch science fiction as part of their classwork often comes as a pleasant surprise. Beyond its popularity, however, utilizing science fiction for class assignments has certain pedagogical advantages: it introduces students to new vistas in historical thought, helps them learn how literature and film can be applied as a primary source, and can encourage participation in projects that are enjoyable. Each chapter provides case studies focusing on a different subject in the modern history curriculum and in addition to providing an analysis of specific texts and/or cinematic sources, gives suggestions on assignments for the students.

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