Full course description
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
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
No textbook is required.
See the link above for list of films to be viewed, or see the relevant page in the demo course:
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.
How to Enroll