Time was when history took a backseat in the hearts of school children. It was presented to them by old-fashioned methods. Today, there is no reason why all school children should not simply love history. They have a big help in the cinema, which is constantly presenting pictures full of historical allusions with accuracy. An instance of this was forthcoming some time ago when 'Richard the Lion-Hearted' was screened at the Coronet, a picture brimful of history that should have been witnessed by every school child in the Colony and every teacher. Two other opportunities are forthcoming, however, and both at the Coronet. In 'When Knighthood Was in Flower,' teachers and scholars will have a picturesque and accurate history lesson on the reign of Henry VIII. Later, 'The Fighting Blade' will be shown, telling of the times of Oliver Cromwell. The Education Department could do worse than give a lead to the headmasters to ensure that the scholars will not miss these highly educational films.
Modern Education: Where the Cinema Helps
Film Projector / Film(s)
Richard the Lion-Hearted (View more)
Walter Scott (novel)
When Knighthood Was in Flower (View more)
Robert G. Vignola
Mary Tudor, sister of England's Henry VIII, causes a stir by falling in love with a guardsman below her class.
The Fighting Blade (View more)
John S. Robertson
Beulah Marie Dix (story)
In the war-like times of Oliver Cromwell, in and around 'olde Oxford towne', Dutchman Karl Van Kerstenbrook, Dutch soldier-of-fortune and sword-for-hire, stands ready to defend his ...
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