FILM IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
11th - 12th Grade
Credit - 1/2 History credit
Semester 1 or 2This 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.)Teachers
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