In the History classroom, teachers observe that their students struggle to see, understand and appreciate how historical events unfolded. This is largely due to their inability to construct a chronological framework of historical periods to situate knowledge within its proper historical context. It was proposed that the use of authentic video footage could help to develop students’ appreciation of historical contexts and a sense of time and space while strengthening the process skills needed to tackle source-based questions in their national examination. Using footage shot during the final years of the Qing Dynasty, an e-learning lesson on the 1911 Chinese Revolution was designed and carried out with Secondary 2 students in a high school.

Published in: World Congress on Education (WCE-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 15-18 July 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/WCE.2018.0045
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-91-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland