The Unique contribution

United States, 1959

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Some of the ways in which educational motion pictures can contribute to teaching. Film clips, including films using microphotography and time-lapse photography, illustrate the value of motion pictures in portraying phenomena invisible to the human eye, and in explaining the interrelation and interaction between widely separated events, as well as in showing scenes of historical events, far-distant countries and present day events.


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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films



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United States
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Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Audio-visual education

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures in education

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Time lapse cinematography

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Audio-visual education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Motion pictures in education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Teaching - Aids and devices

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Microphotography

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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