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Teaching With Movies

Teaching With Movies

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    Teaching With Movies: Recreation, Sports, Tourism, and Physical Education shows 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 concepts

    Teaching With Movies supplies 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 Movies will help you engage students, vary your teaching methods, and teach important concepts—through movies!


    Resource for recreation, leisure, tourism, and sport management professors. Also a resource for recreation leaders in youth and adult settings and for high school teachers in physical education.

    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
    Endurance, 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
    Glory Road
    Gods Must Be Crazy, The
    Greatest Game Ever Played, The
    Hotel Rwanda
    Hudsucker Proxy, The
    Hurricane, The
    Ice Castles
    Inconvenient Truth, An
    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
    Mystery, Alaska
    Patch Adams
    Project Grizzly
    Remember the Titans
    Ringer, The
    River Runs Through It, A
    Roger & Me
    Rookie, The
    Saint Ralph
    Sandlot, 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

    Teresa O'Bannon, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of recreation, parks and tourism at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. An avid movie buff since seeing Jaws as a child, she has been teaching and working in the field of recreation, parks, and tourism for over 15 years. In her spare time, Dr. O'Bannon likes—what else?—watching movies and television shows, reading current-event magazines, and—despite what she saw in Jaws—snorkeling.

    Click here to visit the Dr. O'Bannon's Web page, where you can participate in an ongoing discussion about using movies as teaching tools in recreation education.

    Marni Goldenberg, PhD, is an assistant professor in the recreation, parks, and tourism administration program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She has been teaching full time at Cal Poly since 2003. Dr. Goldenberg uses movies in her classroom as a teaching tool and frequently relates the topics of the course to popular culture movies. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2002. Dr. Goldenberg has researched and presented on the use of movies as educational tools. In her leisure time, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, climbing, running with her dog, and being outdoors.