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Wednesday, March 11 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Round Table - Historical Movies as Educational Tools: Balancing Factual Accuracy and Entertainment Value

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In this round table discussion, I would lead with a series of examples of movies based on historical real-life events, with a focus on incidents where a trade-off was made between facts and entertainment value. What I like to discuss with everyone is: if historical movies have to make a trade-off between facts and entertainment, can they really be used as educational tools? Conversely, what is our barrier for accuracy if we would like to use them to teach students about the past? Finally, is there a danger to using such movies for educational purposes.

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Ryan King

Creative Director l, thisisryanking.com
History, writing, theater; playwriting

Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm CDT
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