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Posted by on May 18, 2017 in History, Movies | 0 comments

Are movies a good way to learn history?

By Scott Alan Metzger, Associate Professor of Education, Pennsylvania State University. Daniel Day-Lewis won the 2012 Academy Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. Is Spielberg’s historical drama a good way to learn about the 16th U.S. president? Touchstone Pictures Hollywood loves history. At this year’s Academy Awards, three nominees for Best Picture (“Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge”…

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