Asking students to create a documentary film is one way for high school students to reinforce existing research and critical thinking skills. As they develop their research question, they control their project and therefore decide the direction it goes. An unintended, yet rewarding, outcome from this project has been watching seventeen year olds discover their voice.
"Channeling Your Inner “Ken Burns”: Research, Films, & Student Voices,"
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 74:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol74/iss1/6
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