I've been teaching for just about 20 years now and these are my viewing guides/questions for my students for when we watch movies/clips which are over 20 minutes. Almost all of them run 25-40 minutes. If you are new or looking for ideas on what films to show (legally of course) in class these are my suggestions: The Century, America's Time (ABC). Still the backbone of my course- this is a wonderful series that shows the true struggles in our history and foreign wars. Produced in 2001, it is still my favorite documentary series. I have four viewing guides on the series: 1. Boom to Bust (Prohibition, NYC, Harlem Renaissance)1920s 2. Happy Days (Consumerism & Pop Culture)1953-1960 3.Poisoned Dreams (Cold War & Kennedy) 1960-1964 4. Approaching the Apocalypse (Nixon, Riots, Vietnamization). Also I have shared 5. Eyes on The Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails guide 6. Creating the Constitution by Annenberg 7. Mr. Sears' Catalogue (Really fun film about rural life and the coming of the RR & Industrialization- hint, buy one of the reproduction Sears catalogues to pass around in class) 8. Victory in The Pacific, also by PBS American Experience (discussed the costs and tough decisions on winning the war against Japan, and 9. Rocky 4, (Used as a Cold War Metaphor- US vs. USSR). Luckily, most of these films are now available through the miracle of You Tube. Even if you don't want to buy this, check out these great films.