In addition to increasing your students' knowledge about the period, Picturing the 1930s enhances their visual literacy skills and allows them to assimilate and present content in the documentary movie style.
PrimaryAccess is designed specifically for history teaching. In creating digital documentaries, students embed facts and events in a narrative context that can enhance retention and understanding.
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