• FILM IN AMERICAN SOCIETY


    11th - 12th Grade
    Credit - 1/2 History credit
    Semester 1 or 2

    This course is designed to teach students about the significance of film in our society. Students will learn about the history of film, the storytelling aspects of film, and the portrayal of American History in film. A basic premise of the course is that film both shapes and reflects our society. Students will watch films in class and for homework, and compose a series of 5-7 short essays reflecting on the films. Students will analyze historical films, participate in class discussions, and write daily responses to the films. Examples of films studied in class may include Modern Times, Casablanca, Dr. Strangelove, JFK, Apocalypse Now!, Gladiator, and American History X. (This course does not qualify for NCAA eligibility.)
     
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    Mr. Livingston