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Check Out These 5 Educational Documentaries

3 NOV 2014
Career Path : Education News

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Documentaries are an excellent way to see the scope of the world in microscopic methods. A documentary, whether two hours long or fifteen minutes, has the power of transforming what we didn’t know, or thought we knew before. Although it isn’t as large as the genre of environment or war documentaries, the world of education has been explored in some note-worthy documentary films. Here are five definitely worth your viewing time:

5.    Race to Nowhere (2010): This film follows students as they face the stress of schooling and the overwhelming pressure to succeed.

4.    Ivory Tower (2014): A documentary that questions the costs and value of an American higher education.

3.    Spellbound (2002): Follows six students, their teachers and parents on their quest to win a national spelling bee.  Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2003 Oscars.

2.    The Graduates (2013): This miniseries follows six Hispanic students as they confront issues in U.S. schools, including      undocumented status.

1.   The New Public (2012): A new school in Brooklyn opens its doors and recruits students from the community who they hope to make a difference in.

As a bonus, here are some great fiction films about education which have received much praise and love:

  • Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Freedom Writers (2007)
  • Precious  (2009)
  • School of Rock (2003)

Source: Education Dive