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American History Through Movies Curriculum

American History Through Movies Curriculum
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Class activities (typically graphic organizers and discussion questions or chronological questions) for movies that will take you through a survey course of American History. Also provided is a document that gives a brief take on how you can use each movie and their potential strengths/shortcomings. I teach an alternative classroom and this curriculum has worked wonders for students who are normally problematic. Movies that are covered:
1. World Trade Center
2. Roots (original miniseries, activities for each of the 6 episodes)
3. The Patriot
4. Amistad
5. 12 Years a Slave
6. Glory
7. Gangs of New York
8. Killing Lincoln
9. The Conspirator
10. Tombstone
11. Iron Jawed Angels
12. Flyboys
13. War Horse
14. Gallipoli
15. Cinderella Man
16. Public Enemies
17. Flags of Our Fathers
18. Letters from Iwo Jima
19. Saving Private Ryan
20. Downfall
21. Trumbo
22. The Butler
23. Malcolm X
24. Selma
25. Nixon
26. Apocalypse Now
27. Forrest Gump
28. Zodiac
29. Zero Dark Thirty
30. The Hurt Locker
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