Global History Through Film
The history of the world comes alive through the active viewing and the written analysis of educational and entertaining films. Designed to highlight and reinforce the Global History and Geography Curriculum, this course will focus on the cultural and narrative history of Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. This course seeks to inform as well as to develop critical tools of analysis. A variety of films such as Gladiator, Elizabeth I, Khartoum, Gandhi, Pretorius, Hotel Rwanda are used to teach the students about our world’s complex past and to develop in our students a lifelong habit of historical inquiry.