Monday, June 25, 2012

Multiculturalism Made Easier

Most of us try to open our students' eyes to world issues and different cultures.  In fact, if you're part of an IB school, multiculturalism is The Prime Directive.  It can take a lot of digging, however, to find non-Western texts.

For film, at least, makes it a little bit easier to find films from other countries.  Their database is far from exhaustive, and I do question some of the choices (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid would teach what about American history, for example?), but overall, I like it.

You can search the database by era, region of the world,  subject or type of film.  A search on Colonialism for examples, brings up 3 pages of results, with films from  France, Germany,  Angola, South Africa, Cuba and more.

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