American History Through Film
The history of the United States is a rich tapestry of people and events unique in the history of the world. This course will allow students to delve into that history via numerous media representations of our nation’s history. Students will watch, analyze, and critique various media portrayals of U.S. history. This course is designed to highlight and reinforce the United States History and Government curriculum, and will focus on events such as the American Revolution, the Civil War, Westward Expansion, the Civil Rights Movement, the War on Terror and more. A variety of films such as The Patriot, Glory, Mississippi Burning, Forrest Gump, and Frost/Nixon are used to teach students about our nation’s past and to develop in our students a lifelong interest in our nation.