World War II American and World History Movie Project
WW II movies are a very popular genre for War movie enthusiasts and history buffs everywhere. "Saving Private Ryan," "The Thin Red Line", "Heavy Metal Jacket" and "Pearl Harbor" are just a few examples of WW II movies that did very well at the box office by effectively communicating and visualizing history in an interesting and dynamic way.
Your students will work cooperatively in groups to write scripts for, produce, and reenact their favorite scenes from famous World War II movies. Each group member will have a specific role and set of movie production and research responsibilities. Your kids will have fun and learn proactively about World and United States History.
This activity includes a step-by step process guide, as well as a list of the most popular World War II movies. I have included not only combat-related movies in this list, but also human interest and thematic films such as, "Casablanca," and Schindler's List. Try this activities your kids will love it.