Teaching with Film: A Research Study of Secondary Social Studies Teachers Use of Film

William B. Russell III


Showing a film is common practice in most classrooms. However, how are secondary social studies teachers using film in the classroom? This article attempts to answer the question postulated above. Therefore, the major purpose of this study is to examine how teachers use film to teach social studies. Using a survey research method, two hundred forty eight secondary social studies teachers from across the United States completed a twenty question likert-style survey regarding how they use film in the secondary social studies classroom. Provisional conclusions are reached and discussed.


Social Studies; Film; Teacher Education

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