Full course description

Course Overview

This Cooperative course will ask students to study American history through film. Historians evaluate facts by selecting, arranging, and interpreting those facts for the purpose of telling the story of an era. This course will ask students to think like a historian while evaluating films based on historical events or figures. Students will consult various texts, collaborate with peers, and explore film appreciation while examining films as historical evidence. Information about the films featured in the course is available at http://info.iuhighschool.iu.edu/Documents/PDF/HistoryThroughFilm.pdf

The course is designed for high-school juniors or higher. Note that all Cooperative courses are limited to students under 21 years of age.

View a demo version of the course at https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1625681

Prerequisite

None.

Required Materials

No textbook is required. 

See the link above for list of films to be viewed, or see the relevant page in the demo course:
https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1625681/pages/film-list-rational-methods-of-viewing

Some cost may be required for viewing some films, depending on how it is accessed. Most can be rented fairly cheaply or even viewed for free from public libraries.

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