Ugh, I hate planning for co-op..lol...I agreed to teach a Us History class comparing various texts (Like Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States) and comparing them to eachother and how certain historical events/ideas are presented from Hollywood and how this might change how others view us in the future. So I thought I'd get maybe 6 teens for the class, but I'm up to (gulp) 22!!!! Now I need ideas of Hollywood movies that can correspond..lol
i was thinking of doing Avatar for the first class, as no one will have the textbooks yet. This movie I similar in viewpoint to Colombus's 'discovery' and how many people say 'he wasn't nice, but he was just a product of his class and time).
Some other historical movies...
Far & Away (westward expansion)
Gone w/ The Wind (civil war)
but I was wondering, what movies you all like that describe points in US history?